Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)
Five young ladies sitting in a circle playing a scent (?) game.
Title: Kô-kiku (?) – The incense ceremony (?)
Series: Fujin fûzoku zukushi (Manners and Customs of Ladies)
Seal: Ogata Gekkô
Engraver: (Negishi) Naoyama
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo
Date: Meiji 25 (1892)
Size: Vertical Ôban, 32,5 x 22,2 cm (image)
Very good impression and colours, with embossing and glossy overprinting. Unbacked, wide margins. In top of image a weak horizontal crease; right margin a little creased and slightly dust-soiled. Overall very good condition. From the first edition of this series, printed by Sasaki.
Amy Reigle Newland, Printed and Painted. The Meiji Art of Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920), Leiden 2021, p. 64f.