Gekkô: Chrysanthemum Boy
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

Kikujidô, the chinese chrysanthemum boy, resting on a rock and musingly watching two dancing butterflies. A sino-japanese allegory of eternal youth.

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: Gekkô

Publisher: (Matsuki Heikichi, Daikokuya)

Date: c. 1900-1910

Size: Shikishiban, 24 x 26,2 cm (overall)

Excellent impression and colours, with gofun white and silver pigment. A few faint small spots, overall excellent condition. Rare.

Ill. in: Zeshin and Related Artists, Catalogue Milne Henderson, London n.d., No. 51