One Hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika - Beautiful design from Keika Hasegawa's series "One Hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika," published in 1893. Throughout Japan, the kiku or chrysanthemum is honored as a beautiful symbol of longevity and perfection, and is the official crest of the emperor. These lyrical illustrations capture the individual character of the many different varieties with sensitivity and grace, combining elegant and expressive lines with color ranging from delicate to vibrant.
Artist - Keika Hasegawa (active 1892 - 1905)
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 12 1/8"
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Two attached panels. Paper remnants on reverse at bottom edge from original album mounting. Tear at edge, repaired. Toning, a few light creases and small spots. Please see photos for details.
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