OGATA, Gekko -- "Poem Card"

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Artist OGATA, Gekko (1868-1931)
Title "Poem Card" (given name)
Date c1900
Series (likely "Bungei Kurabu" literary magazine)
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 7 5/8 x 11 1/2
Impression Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; silver metallic pigments to "obi" belt; extensive "gauffrage" pattern to entire background; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good++. Strong colors. (Few light stains; light wear; and two folds typical of all "kuchi-e".)
Reference/Illus See Article #10: "Kuchi-e," or Literary Magazine Frontispieces.
Comments Knelt before a "poem slip" which rests atop a low table, this bijin pensively reflects her words while holding brush in hand.
Item # JS-2070
Price $135 (Sold/BH)