Additional information

Artist

Gesso, Yoshimoto

Condition

(A) Very Good Condition

Date

1910s-1930s

Movement

Shin-hanga

Size

Ko-tanzaku (3"x13.5")

Subjects

Animals

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Yoshimoto Gesso – Rooster and a Hen

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A scene of a rooster sitting on the stairs to the chicken coop, a hen sitting higher on on a ledge in a nest

Description

Pillar prints, or ko-tanzaku, are a format that creates beautiful challenges for the artist and their compositions. In this print Yoshimoto Gesso utilizes the 3" wide by 13" tall format to capture a scene of a rooster sitting on the stairs to the chicken coop, a hen sitting higher on on a ledge in a nest. This print is Hasegawa Catalog Number 1587 from the series "Japanese Scenes on Tanzaku".

The Composition

Vertical, narrow prints are a by-product of traditional Japanese architecture, which offered very few solid wall surfaces. Many times, the only solid surface available for the hanging of pictures, were the structural posts which held up the roof. "Pillar prints" became a genre unto themselves and were referred to in Japanese as hashira-e or tanzaku.

The Woodblock Print

This print is in very good condition with strong color, no fading, discoloration, or foxing to be seen. The print is minus its margins, but that is typical for prints within this series. The piece is matted on thin paper so a picture of the back is not possible, also typical for this type of piece.

The Artist

Yoshimoto Gesso is known for a large number of landscape and kacho-e (images of birds and flowers) designs published by Hasegawa and Nishinomiya, but little else is biographically known about him. These designs were very well crafted with artistic compositions made presumably for the foreign market.

Yoshimoto Gesso – Rooster and a Hen

A scene of a rooster sitting on the stairs to the chicken coop, a hen sitting higher on on a ledge in a nest

Out of Stock; Have one to sell?

Out of stock

Additional information

Artist

Gesso, Yoshimoto

Condition

(A) Very Good Condition

Date

1910s-1930s

Movement

Shin-hanga

Size

Ko-tanzaku (3"x13.5")

Subjects

Animals

Description

Pillar prints, or ko-tanzaku, are a format that creates beautiful challenges for the artist and their compositions. In this print Yoshimoto Gesso utilizes the 3" wide by 13" tall format to capture a scene of a rooster sitting on the stairs to the chicken coop, a hen sitting higher on on a ledge in a nest. This print is Hasegawa Catalog Number 1587 from the series "Japanese Scenes on Tanzaku".

The Composition

Vertical, narrow prints are a by-product of traditional Japanese architecture, which offered very few solid wall surfaces. Many times, the only solid surface available for the hanging of pictures, were the structural posts which held up the roof. "Pillar prints" became a genre unto themselves and were referred to in Japanese as hashira-e or tanzaku.

The Woodblock Print

This print is in very good condition with strong color, no fading, discoloration, or foxing to be seen. The print is minus its margins, but that is typical for prints within this series. The piece is matted on thin paper so a picture of the back is not possible, also typical for this type of piece.

The Artist

Yoshimoto Gesso is known for a large number of landscape and kacho-e (images of birds and flowers) designs published by Hasegawa and Nishinomiya, but little else is biographically known about him. These designs were very well crafted with artistic compositions made presumably for the foreign market.

Out of stock