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Autumn Leaf Viewing

Ogata Gekko

Autumn Leaf Viewing

Woodblock print, nishiki-e

Shikishiban, 240 x 252 mm

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

Milan,

+39 02 659 8203

Price upon request

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Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Shikishiban, 240 x 252 mm
Signed: Gekkō, red artist’s seal

Very fine  impression, printed on thick Osho paper, used for surimono, which allows nice effects of karazuri (gauffrage).

The print depicts people observing the fall of the maple leaves.Like many surimono of late 19th century, it has no poem cut into the block. Often such surimono were made without the poem which was added later handly by the poet or donor for some special occasion.

Reference: for another impression see Edythe Polster - Alfred H. Marks, Surimono: Prints by Elbow, Washington, D.C., 1980, p. 109, illustrated.