Flowers of Japan - Gekko's "Flowers of Japan" series features a variety of subjects beyond flowers, including historical figures and events, and pastimes or daily activities. These charming designs are rendered in Gekko's painterly style, which includes attractive calligraphic line work with a loose, sketch-like quality. Prints were published between 1892 and 1900, and many subjects include deluxe publishing techniques such as burnishing, embossing, or mica. These attractive Meiji era designs are a nice choice to collect or display.
Falling Cherry Petals, 1896 - Charming portrait of a beauty standing next to a wooden pail, watching as a shower of delicate cherry blossom petals falls down around her. She wears a pink apron over her purple kimono, and a blue and white cloth is wrapped protectively over her hairstyle. She holds a fan between her hands, smiling slightly as she admires the spring scene. An attractive design, nicely colored with the figure standing out against a soft yellow background.
Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small thinning spot, repaired. Slight toning, a few marks. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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