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Garden Scene by Ogata, Gekko

Garden Scene by Ogata, Gekko

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A noblewoman and young boy in a garden with cherry blossom petals raining down on them, from the series Scenery of Japanese Gardens published by Matsuki Heikichi.

Age: 1898
Media: Woodblock print.
Size: 14 x 9.25 inches
Condition: Good, impressed marks, soiling on bottom of print


Ogata, Gekko (1859-1920)

Also known as Nagami Masanosuke.
Japanese-style painter, printmaker. Also a decorator of pottery and lacquer. Born and lived in Tokyo. Founding member of the Bunten and frequent prize winner at its exhibitions. Served as an illustrator during the Sino-Japanese War. Followed first the style of Kikuchi Yosai, then studied the ukiyo-e manner by himself. Evolved his own amusing way of treating genre subjects, which he applied to paintings as well as to illustrations for magazines and newspapers.



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