by Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Series; Gekko's Essays
Gekko's Essays - Begun in 1886, "Gekko's Essays" (Zuihitsu) is a wonderful series encompassing a wide range of subjects. Gekko depicts figures from history and mythology, including famous beauties, poets, scholars, and warriors, along with a few supernatural creatures. These handsome designs are rendered in Gekko's distinctive painterly style, with soft washes of color and flowing calligraphic line work, expertly printed by Matsuki Heikichi to capture these qualities. The series was completed by 1887, but woodblocks are found with dates up to 1899, proving the popularity of the designs, which continued to be printed. A great choice to collect or display.
Snake at Inagoshira - Interesting scene of a peasant woman carrying a basket at Benten Shrine at Inagoshira. She pauses beside a waterway to watch a green snake slithering over the wooden balcony of the building at left. An attractive landscape image with lush foliage and soft blues and greens.
Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Stitching holes at side, small hole, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details.
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