Original Keika Hasegawa (active 1892 - 1905) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nine-fold Gold Brocade Chrysanthemum
Series; One Hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika
One Hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika - Beautiful design from Keika Hasegawa's series "One Hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika," first 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. This print is from a later edition by Unsodo.
Artist - Keika Hasegawa (active 1892 - 1905) Image Size - 12" x 7 7/8" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight thinning on reverse at side from original publisher mounting. Light vertical crease at side. Please see photos for details.