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THE PAINTING COMES TO LIFE

Ogata Gekko

THE PAINTING COMES TO LIFE

1900

Woodblock print, nishiki-e

239 x 251 mm

unknown

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

Milan,

+39 02 659 8203

Price upon request

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Signed: Gekko, double red seal Gekko (no. 26 in the index of seals found in Milne Henderson, Zeshin and related Artists, London 1978).
Very good  impression, in fine condition.
The print depicts the legendary painter Matabei, who paints otsu-e coming to life.
Ogata Gekko was born in 1859 in Tokyo. He became an orphan and he was adopted by a family with the name Ogata. Later he got the family name Chin, which formed with his other name the poetic meaning sink into the moonlit lake.  His characteristic style is almost pictorial due to his passion for painting and drawing. He never underwent the traditional apprenticeship in any of the printmaking schools. His favorites subjects are natural or everyday life scenes. He produced a considerable number of war prints during and after the Sino- Japanese war (1894 – 1895).