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Artist

Ogata Gekkō

Date

1880s-1900s

Condition

(A) Very Good Condition

Movement

Ukiyo-e

Size

Aiban (9″x13″)

Subjects

Animals, People

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Ogata Gekkō – Samurai and Cherry Blossoms

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Hachiman Taro Yoshiie (1041-1108) was a renowned archer who penned a famous poem while crossing the Nakoso barrier,

“I thought this gusty barrier was a mere name, but why do the wild cherry blossoms so cover the path?”

In this print Hachiman Taro Yoshiie rides a horse while returning from battle with his retainers. As they journey back from war they are seen admiring the flowering cherry trees on the hill.

From the series “Nihon Hana Zue” (“Flowers of Japan”).

Description

Hachiman Taro Yoshiie (1041-1108) was a renowned archer who penned a famous poem while crossing the Nakoso barrier,

"I thought this gusty barrier was a mere name, but why do the wild cherry blossoms so cover the path?"

In this print Hachiman Taro Yoshiie rides a horse while returning from battle with his retainers. As they journey back from war they are seen admiring the flowering cherry trees on the hill.

From the series "Nihon Hana Zue" ("Flowers of Japan").

The Woodblock Print

This woodblock print is approximately 9"x13" (Aiban) and adhered to a backing in good condition, which we credit for keeping the print itself in great condition. The colors are sharp, with incredible usage of embossing to be seen as well as metalic pigment (silver) details throughout.

About the Artist

Ogata Gekkō (1859 - 1920) was a Japanese artist best known as a painter and a designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. He was self-taught in art, and won numerous national and international prizes and was one of the earliest Japanese artists to win an international audience.

Gekkō was self-taught in art, and began decorating porcelain and rickshaws, and designing flyers for the pleasure quarters. About 1881 he took the surname Ogata at the insistence of a descendant of the painter Ogata Kōrin. He soon was designing prints and illustrating books and newspapers. In 1886 Gekkō produced the print series Gekkō Zuihitsu (月耕随筆, "Gekkō’s Random Sketches"). In 1888, he married an art student of his, Tai Kiku—his second marriage—and changed his family name to Tai. The First Sino-Japanese War was the subject of a number of triptychs he designed in 1894–95. From the 1890s Gekkō won a number of art prizes, both national and international, one of the earliest Japanese artists to win international attention.

Ogata Gekkō – Samurai and Cherry Blossoms

Hachiman Taro Yoshiie (1041-1108) was a renowned archer who penned a famous poem while crossing the Nakoso barrier,

“I thought this gusty barrier was a mere name, but why do the wild cherry blossoms so cover the path?”

In this print Hachiman Taro Yoshiie rides a horse while returning from battle with his retainers. As they journey back from war they are seen admiring the flowering cherry trees on the hill.

From the series “Nihon Hana Zue” (“Flowers of Japan”).

$175.00

1 in stock

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Additional information

Artist

Ogata Gekkō

Date

1880s-1900s

Condition

(A) Very Good Condition

Movement

Ukiyo-e

Size

Aiban (9″x13″)

Subjects

Animals, People

Description

Hachiman Taro Yoshiie (1041-1108) was a renowned archer who penned a famous poem while crossing the Nakoso barrier,

"I thought this gusty barrier was a mere name, but why do the wild cherry blossoms so cover the path?"

In this print Hachiman Taro Yoshiie rides a horse while returning from battle with his retainers. As they journey back from war they are seen admiring the flowering cherry trees on the hill.

From the series "Nihon Hana Zue" ("Flowers of Japan").

The Woodblock Print

This woodblock print is approximately 9"x13" (Aiban) and adhered to a backing in good condition, which we credit for keeping the print itself in great condition. The colors are sharp, with incredible usage of embossing to be seen as well as metalic pigment (silver) details throughout.

About the Artist

Ogata Gekkō (1859 - 1920) was a Japanese artist best known as a painter and a designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. He was self-taught in art, and won numerous national and international prizes and was one of the earliest Japanese artists to win an international audience.

Gekkō was self-taught in art, and began decorating porcelain and rickshaws, and designing flyers for the pleasure quarters. About 1881 he took the surname Ogata at the insistence of a descendant of the painter Ogata Kōrin. He soon was designing prints and illustrating books and newspapers. In 1886 Gekkō produced the print series Gekkō Zuihitsu (月耕随筆, "Gekkō’s Random Sketches"). In 1888, he married an art student of his, Tai Kiku—his second marriage—and changed his family name to Tai. The First Sino-Japanese War was the subject of a number of triptychs he designed in 1894–95. From the 1890s Gekkō won a number of art prizes, both national and international, one of the earliest Japanese artists to win international attention.

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