Gekkô: Visit to a temple
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)
A noble lady with a parasol on her way to visit a temple, followed by an old samurai and a servant carrying a vase of flowers, on a summer day on a hill overlooking the sea.
Title: Bussan (o. Hotoke mairi - Visit to a Buddhist temple).
Series: Fujin fuzoku zukushi (Women's customs and manners)
Carver: Negishi Chokuzan (Chokusan)
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo
Date: Meiji 25 (1892)
Original Japanese woodblock print. Size: Vertical Ôban, 32.5 x 22.3 cm (image)
Very good impression and colours, with gaufrage and lustre printing. Unbacked. Paper a little age-toned. Upper right corner a little dust-soiled, faint traces of creases. Overall very good condition.
Cf. MFA Boston, Keidel Coll., 2016.1200; British Museum, 1906,1220,0.1750.