Gekkô: OrimonoGekkô: Orimono
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

A young lady is artfully wrapping chrysanthemums in folded paper, watched by a young girl from behind a screen.

Title: Orimono (The folding arrangement)

Series: Fujin fûzoku zukushi (Women‘s customs and manners)

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: Gekkô

Block cutter: Negishi Chokuzan

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 24 (1891)

Size: Vertical Oban, 32,7 x 22,2 cm (image size)

Very nice impression and colours, with gauffrage and metallic pigments. Wide margins, unbacked. Paper a little age-toned. Very few faint small stains. Overall very good condition.

Cf. MFA Boston, RES.51.110 a.o.
A rare depiction of “Hana Tsutsumi“, the art of arranging and wrapping flowers in folded paper.