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Beauties Harvesting Bracken, from the series Gekkō’s Miscellaney

Beauties Harvesting Bracken, from the series Gekkō’s Miscellaney

c. 1886–1899

Ōgata Gekkō

(Japanese, 1859-1920)

Woodblock print, ink and color on paper

Gift of the Norman W. Zaworski Trust 2017.69

Description

The print series Gekkō’s Miscellaney wanders through a variety of genres. This print captures an agricultural scene of women gathering bracken. Ōgata Gekkō distinguished himself as a younger artist in the first exhibition of the Painting Appreciation Society (Kangakai) in 1885. He went on to earn prizes at world’s fairs and expositions in both the US and Europe.

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