Gekkô: Travellers on a mountain path
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)
A path along a steep mountain side. Travellers resting in a wayside inn are enjoying the view of Mt. Fuji behind an artificial waterfall.
Series: Untitled - Fuji hyakkei – One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji
Seal: Ogata Gekkô
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi, Tokyo
Date: Meiji period, c. 1903-07
Size: Horizontal Oban, 24,9 x 36,5 cm (overall)
Excellent impression and colours, printed on very good heavy paper, with gauffrage and a little gofun white. A faint horizontal printing crease, else 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. MFA Boston, Lebowich Coll. No. 49.677. See also ogatagekko.net.