Item from the Mokuhankan Flea Market

Shukaido

Size: 34.9cm by 23.4cm (13.74 in by 9.21 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Gekko

Era: Meiji | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 20,000$ 190.00£ 140.00€ 159.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This is one print from Gekko's twenty-four print "Comparison of Beautiful Women and Flowers" series. In this particular print, a beauty battles strong rain and winds, clutching her umbrella.

The title box of the print has been blind-embossed with a floral pattern, and metallic pigments have been used to bring out certain sections of the beauty's kimono. A particularly interesting feature of the print is that the artist has evidently instructed the rain to be blind-embossed instead of printed with coloured pigments.

There is a stamp to the upper margin of the print, and a few small marks. The left margin may have been slightly trimmed, and there is a light stain along the lower section of the print.


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