Gekkô: View of an OnsenGekkô: View of an Onsen
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

View of an Onsen (hot spring bath house) in a mountainous river valley. In the distance the peak of Mt. Fuji looms between the hills.

Series: Untitled - Fuji hyakkei – One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: Gekkô

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi, Tokyo

Date: Meiji period, c. 1903-07

Size: Horizontal Oban, 25,3 x 38,6 cm (overall)

Excellent impression and colours, printed on very good heavy paper, with gauffrage and a little gofun white. Excellent condition.

Carefully printed in various shades of ink black and a reduced palette of muted colours, this rarely seen series shows a beautiful painterly Meiji period interpretation of Hokusai’s theme of the “One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji”.

Merritt/Yamada (Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000, p. 211 ff., Cf. Freer/Sackler (Robert O. Muller Collection), No. S2003.8.1711. See also ogatagekko.net.

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