Chikuseki: Mandarin ducks with chrysanthemums
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Chikuseki (tätig um 1900)

A pair of mandarin ducks swimming under snow covered reed grass and chrysanthemums.

Seal: Chikuseki

Publisher: Likely Daikokuya, Tokyo

Date: about 1900

Size: Shikishiban, 24 x 25.1 cm (overall)

Excellent impression and colours, with some relief printing and gofun white. Untrimmed and unbacked. Paper in verso partly slightly toned, stronger toning from verso. Overall very good condition.

This is the rarer night variant of this image, in muted colours and with a dark grey background.

Cf. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), M.2003.167.1.42 for the day variant.