Gekkô: Hanayome
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

A bride getting dressed for her wedding. Her festive kimono is adorned by a couple of mandarin ducks - symbol of marital love and fidelity.

Title: Hanayome (The Bride)

Series: Fujin fûzoku zukushi (Manners and Customs of Ladies)

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: Kagyôrô shujin

Engraver: (Negishi) Naoyama

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 25 (1892)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 32,5 x 22,2 cm (image size)

Very good impression and colours, with embossing and some mica. Unbacked, with good margins. A small waterstain in bottom margin, an unobtrusive horizontal crease line along top of image, otherwise very good condition. First edition, published by Sasaki.
Lit.: Amy Reigle Newland, Printed and Painted. The Meiji Art of Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920), Leiden 2021, p. 64f. Cf. MFA Boston 2015.3229 u. RES.51.111; Philadelphia Mus. of Art, 1974-67-2.