Original woodblock print - Keika Hasegawa (act. 1893-1905) - from the 'One hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika' series - ca. 1940s-70s

Description
Original woodblock print - Keika Hasegawa (act. 1893-1905) - from the 'One hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika' series - ca. 1940s-70s
Very good condition, see description

Original woodblock print - Keika Hasegawa (act. 1893-1905) - from the 'One hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika' series - ca. 1940s-70s

Format: Ogata-chuban, 22.7×30.7 cm (12 × 8,9 in).

Ehon kacho-e album sheet. From the three-volume set of illustrated books Keika Hyakugiku (One hundred chrysanthemums by Keika). This chrysanthemum print (#39 Chrysanthemum sp.) comes from volume two.

Atozuri print from original woodblocks.
Published by Unsodo.
Unsigned as all plates from this series.
With four original binding holes on the right.

Created during the chrysanthemum craze of the 1890's. In his book Keika painted only the rarer specimen. Keika made pre-Raphaelite art known in Japan and influenced European art nouveau The chrysanthemum or kiku, is the official flower of Japan and the seal of the Imperial family of Japan, as well as the insignia on every Japanese passport. The chrysanthemum is celebrated by the Japanese during the annual Festival of Happiness held in November.

Very good impression in lovely delicate colors.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Material
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Period
ca. 1940s-70s
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Keika Hasegawa (act. 1893-1905)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Flowers
Title of artwork
from the 'One hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika' series
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
22.7×30.7×0 cm
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