by Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Series; Twelve Months of the Floating World, 1890
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
A Meiji Collection print, opening at $59 - We purchased an interesting Meiji collection with a variety of prints and artists. We’re offering the prints, over two days, in our market driven $59 opening bid auctions – any high bid wins.
August: Oiran - Charming illustration from a series depicting events during each month of the year. For August, Gekko depicts an oiran, a high ranking courtesan, seated on a bench outside the entrance to the Yoshiwara district, which is silhouetted in brushy strokes against the evening sky. She wears an elegant white kimono tied with a black obi, her hair piled high atop her head with many hairpins and combs. Wearing matching attire, her young attendant plays happily with two puppies in the street. A lovely design with fine detail, including a delicate embossed pattern on the beauty's white kimono.
Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Image Size - 9" x 13" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots and stains. Please see photos for details.
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