Kôgyo: White chrysanthemums
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Tsukioka Kôgyo (1869-1927)
White chrysanthemums on the banks of a stylised brook. Variation of a Rimpa-school motif by Ogata Kôrin (1658-1716).
Publisher: (Matsuki Heikichi, Daikokuya, Tokyo)
Date: Ca. 1890-1910
Size: Shikishiban, 24 x 25 cm (overall)
Excellent impression and colours. With embossing in the flowers, the waves printed with silver mica. Untrimmed and unbacked. Minimal soiling on two of the blossoms, otherwise excellent and fresh condition. Rarely seen with Kogyo’s seal!
Kôgyo designed quite a number of square shikishi prints for the publisher Daikokuya around 1900, mostly in a delicate, painterly style, but also some in the stylized Rimpa (or Rinpa) manner, which became popular at the time through artists like Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), and became known as Neo-Rimpa.
Illustrated Schaap/Rimer, The Beauty of Silence. Leiden/Boston 2010, p. 150, fig. no. 104 (without seal), also (without seal) in LACMA M.2005.158.1-.51.