Gekkô: 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
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.