Gekkô: Tsubone kudariGekkô: Tsubone kudari
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

An elegant court lady watching a cat running past her on the verandah.

Title: Tsubone kudari (A lady-in-waiting departs)

Series: Fujin fûzoku zukushi (Women‘s customs and manners)

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: unread

Block cutter: Negishi Chokuzan

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 24 (1891)

Format: Vertical Oban, 32,6 x 22,2 cm (image size)

Very nice impression and colour, with gauffrage, lustre printing and some metal pigment. Wide margins, unbacked. Paper a little age-toned, Some staining, mostly visible from the rear side. One miniature small hole, some weak creasing. Overall good to very good condition.

Cf. MFA Boston, 2016.1183 (not ill.)