Gekkô: The incense ceremony
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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)

Signature: Gekkô

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.

€ 230,-