Original Gekko (1859 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Wisteria in Kameido, 1897
Series; Famous Views of Flowers and Beautiful Women
Wisteria in Kameido, 1897 - Charming scene of beauties visiting the Kameido Tenjin Shrine in spring. In the center, a mother carefully follows behind her young boy as he climbs the steep steps of the famous Half-moon Bridge. Her companion smiles as she watches them, holding slender bamboo poles with a toy figure and a pet turtle dangling from them. At left, women lean over the railing beneath a canopy of lovely wisteria blossoms, throwing rice cakes to the koi fish bobbing to the surface of the water below. A lovely triptych with delicate color, nicely shaded. Includes silver mica on the boy's kimono. A rarely seen Gekko series, and a subject only seen once before.
Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Image Size - 14" x 27 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Light vertical lines where backing papers meet. Slight toning and soiling, few creases and slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.