Gekkô: A Lady departs
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

An elegant lady is standing on the veranda of a house. She is pensively looking at a spotted cat with a collar, which runs past her to the outside. Tea ceremony utensils and a kimono hung up for airing can be seen in the interior of the house.

Title: Tsubone kudari (A Lady-in-waiting Departs)

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

Signature: Gekkô. Seal: Gaji fûka

Engraver: Negishi Chokuzan

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo. Date: Meiji 24 (1891)

Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Ôban, 32,5 x 22,2 cm (image)

Very nice impression, from the first edition published by Sasaki. Excellent colours, with embossing (karazuri) and burnishing (shomenzuri). Original album backing, with wide margin at top. Some minimal colour stains, possibly caused by printing. Pencil inscription by an old hand in upper margin. Very nice condition.
Cf. MFA Boston, Keidel Coll. , 2016.1183 (Matsuki edition). Literature: Amy Reigle Newland, Printed and Painted. The Meiji Art of Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920), Leiden 2021, p. 64f.