Gekkô: Miniature stone garden
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

Two women arranging stones into miniature landscapes on trays in front of a tsuitate screen.

Title: Bonseki (Miniature Stone Garden).

Series: Fujin fuzoku zukushi (Women's customs and manners)

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: Gekkô no in

Carver: Negishi Chokuzan (Chokusan)

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 24 (1891)

Original Japanese woodblock print. Size: Vertical Ôban, 32.5 x 22.2 cm (image)

Excellent impression and colours, with gaufrage. Unbacked. Paper a little age-toned, in margins a little dust-soiled, a few weak creases. A faint waterstain in lower right margin. Overall very good condition.

Cf. MFA Boston, Keidel Coll., 2016.1171; British Museum 1906,1220,0.1755