Ogata GEKKO (1859-1920)




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Gekko was a founding member of the Bunten and frequent prize winner. As well as designing prints, he illustrated magazines and decorated pottery. A talented artist who developed his own distinctive style. A young girl and a cuckoo. The first cuckoo traditionally heralds the arrival of summer and is usually shown flying across or near the moon – here represented by the circular window. And it might not be too fanciful to see the arrival of the cuckoo compared to the coming of age of the young girl. Sumi and colour on silk. Image size: 37 x 14 in; 94 x 35.5 cms. Very slight damage to bottom of washira mount. New box. Signed and sealed Gekko.



Status: Sold




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