Gekkô: Resting tiger
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

A tiger resting in low bamboo. The tiger, one of the twelve zodiac animals, symbolises (male) strength and a long life.

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: Gekkô

Publisher: (Matsuki Heikichi, Daikokuya), Tokyo

Date: c. 1900-1910

Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Shikishiban, 23.6 x 25 cm

Excellent impression and colours. Unbacked. Creases at upper right and lower right margin, short tear at upper right margin. Verso a paper strip affixed at upper left margin, at right a corner crease and a small residue of glue from previous mounting. Overall very good condition. A rarely seen print.

Ill. in Milne Henderson, Zeshin & Related Artists, London, n.d. (1978?), No. 38. Cf. also MFA Boston, Keidel Coll. No. 2016.1001