Woodblock print (reprint), published by Unsodo - Keika Hasegawa (act. 1893-1905) - #42 from the '100 Chrysanthemums by Keika' series - ca. 1960s-70s
Format: Ogata-chuban, 22.7×30.7 cm (12×8,9 in).
A chrysanthemum variety 'Chairo no Botan' from the three-volume book 'Keika hyakugiku' which translates as 'One hundred chrysanthemums by Keika' . This chrysanthemum colour-print 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 the Japanese artist K. Hasegawa painted only the rarer specimen. Designed to appeal to Japanese chrysanthemum collectors, travelers, and enthusiasts. 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 on September 9.
Slight paper thinning verso right. Never framed.
- published by Unsodo, Woodblock print (reprint)
- Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
- ca. 1960s-70s
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Keika Hasegawa (act. 1893-1905)
- Theme/ depiction
- Flowers, Japanese chrysanthemum
- Title of artwork
- #42 from the '100 Chrysanthemums by Keika' series
- Good condition, see description
- 22.7×30.7×0 cm