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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

An old holy pine tree next to a torii, the rising sun behind.

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: unread

Publisher: (Matsuki Heikichi, Daikokuya)

Date: c. 1900-1910

Size: Shikishiban, 24,5 x 24 cm

Excellent strong impression, fine colour, the shimenawa rope around the tree and some small foliage details printed in an oxydized metal pigment. Paper only very faintly age toned, else excellent condition. A rarely found beautiful print by the artist.

Literature: Charlotte van Rappard-Boon, The Age of Yoshitoshi. Japanese prints from the Meiji- and Taishô periods… Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1990, p. 70 ff.