Gekkô: The plum gardenGekkô: The plum garden
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

Man and woman under the flowering plum trees of Koishikawa Kôrakuen garden, Toyko

Title: Koishikawa baien (The plum garden in Koishikawa)

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

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: unread

Block cutter: Negishi Chokuzan

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 24 (1891)

Size: Vertical Oban, 32,9 x 22 cm (image size)

Very nice impression and colours, with gauffrage. Wide margins, unbacked. Paper a little age-toned. Some weak unobtrusive light stains in lower part. A minor crease lower left corner. Overall very good condition.

MFA Boston, No. 2016.1199 (giving the name in the local reading Kinegawa)