by Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Series; Gekko's Essays
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The Four Classes Riding Together - Handsome design of passengers riding in a ferry across a body of water. The scene represents the shinokosho, the four divisions of society in the Edo era, all riding together in harmony: samurai, farmers, artisans, and merchants. A young man in a rust colored coat stands holding a pole topped with bundles of paper used in Shinto purification rituals and colorful streamers fluttering in the breeze. An older man kneels before him, holding a slender pipe, while two beauties sit in the rear under a purple umbrella. An attractive composition with very soft shading in the water and sky.
Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Stitching holes at side, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details.
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