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Ryu Shoten, Mt. Fuji and Dragon

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Ryu Shoten, Mt. Fuji and Dragon 龍昇天
by Gekko Ogata (1859-1920)

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Artist: Gekko Ogata (1859-1920) 尾形月耕
Title: Ryu Shoten, Mt. Fuji and Dragon 龍昇天
Series: Free Brushwork by Gekko
Date 1st edition?1896 (circa)
Date of this artwork?c1896 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Publisher (this edition)?Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 33472
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Monday, 21 February 2005

Title Mt. Fuji and Dragon - Gekko Zuihitsu
Artist Gekko Ogata 1859-1920
Signature Gekko
Seal artist's seal
Dated 1893
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good … cheese-cloth pattern embossed on the left cartouche
Colors excellent - very good … orange color partially oxidized
Condition very good … light uneven toning, not backed.
Description "Gekko Zuihitsu" (Gekko's Sketch) "Ryu Shoten". A dragon, shrouded in dark rain clouds, is soaring into the sky. Majestic Mt. Fuji is towering above the clouds.
Format Oban tate-e
Width 9.4 inches = 23.8 cm
Height 14.0 inches = 35.5 cm
Literature Uhlenbeck, Chris & Merel Molenaar, "Mount Fuji; Sacred Mountain of Japan", Leiden; Hotei Publishing, 2000, ISBN 90-74822-32-0, - Pg. 117, Pl. 118

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