by Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Series; Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji, 1892
Gekko's Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji - Handsome woodblock from Gekko's beautiful series, "Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji." Each design illustrates a chapter from Murasaki's classic Japanese novel, "The Tale of Genji." These wonderful prints feature scenes of upper-class courtly life, beautifully drawn with flowing calligraphic lines and soft colors. Gekko's images are a unique union of traditional subjects and a modern artistic sensibility. These fine woodblocks have a distinct sense of personality, and the beautiful settings reflect the classic landscape and architecture of life in the Heian era. Some designs include deluxe publishing techniques such as burnishing or embossing. A great interpretation of this timeless tale, Gekko's Genji prints are a wonderful choice to collect or display.
Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Image Size - 12 5/8" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few light creases and small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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