Gekkô: Lovely countrywoman
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)
A lovely woman vendor in spring, holding an Uchiwa fan. Her large bucket is possibly containing Yamakawa sweets. Cherry blossom petals are falling like snow from the sky.
Title: Not read – Blossom snow?
Series: Hyaku Fuji (Hundred Fuji)
Publisher: Takekawa Risaburô, Tokyo
Date: Meiji 29 (1896)
Size: Vertical Oban, 32,5 x 21,5 cm
Excellent impression and colours, printed with a little metal pigment and gauffrage. Full wide margins (not pictured here). Paper minimally age toned. A faint diagonal fold line (smoothed), some minimal creasing and paper irregularities. Overall very nice condition.
A rarely seen series by Gekkô, from which only three prints are known or have been published at all. The relation to Mt. Fuji here is by allusion only.