6/13/2021, 18:13:38
Original Woodblock from the Series 'Customs & Manners of Women c.1891 by Agato Gekko 1859-1920 (1 of 1)
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Original Woodblock from the Series 'Customs & Manners of Women c.1891 by Agato Gekko 1859-1920

REF: 2664 / LA352521
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Description
Ogata Gekko was born in Edo on September 5th, 1859. He originally went by Masanosuke Nagami. His father was a prosperous member of the community but went bankrupt when Gekko was seventeen. With no formal training in art, Gekko commenced his artistic pursuits as an illustrator for newspapers and books. He soon broadened his interest to painting, lacquer and pottery. As he gained popularity as a print artist, he began using the name Gekko in 1884. It is said that he took the name from the famous artist Korin Ogata at the request of Korin's family. Gekko was well respected and recognized during his lifetime. A member of Meiji Fine Art Society, he assisted in founding the Japan Youth Painting Association alongside Kakuzo Okakura in 1891. He received a gold medal at the 1904 St. Louis World Fair for selections from the series One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. Gekko perfected his style over his career, merging ukiyo-e printing, nihonga (Japanese-style painting), Shijo-style painting and Chinese painting. His rich artistic background and unique approach to printmaking impart his works with an appearance more akin to a painting than a traditional print. Other artist names used by Gekko include Kagyosai, Meikyosai, Nen’yu, and Rosai.

measurements

Height:
35 cm
Width:
25.5 cm

declaration

21st Century Gallery has clarified that the Original Woodblock from the Series 'Customs & Manners of Women c.1891 by Agato Gekko 1859-1920 (LA352521) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1891

condition

The woodblock print is in good condition

additional info

Material:
Paper
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
c.1891

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