Gekkô: Lady on a boatt
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

A lady cruising the Sumida river by boat on a winter’s day, admiring the landcape in deep snow.

Title: Sumidagawa ite-ya saosase yukimi-bune (Snow viewing from a poling boat on the Sumida river)

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

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: Kagyôrô shujin

Block cutter: Negishi Chokuzan

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 24 (1891)

Format: Vertical Oban, 32,6 x 22,2 cm (image size)

Very nice impression and colour, with gauffrage. Wide margins, unbacked. Paper a little age-toned, faint dust-soiling in upper margin. Overall excellent condition.

Cf. MFA Boston, 2016.1188 (not ill.)