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Twelve Months of the Floating World - December

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Ogata Gekko, Japanese, (1859–1920)
Twelve Months of the Floating World - December, 1890
ink and colors on paper
13 11/16 x 9 13/16 in. (34.8 x 24.9 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2015.1.64


Commentary
"Ukiyo Junikagetsu" (Twelve Months of the Floating World) December. Two lovers in Heian Court are enjoying the evening boat excursion.

This is possibly Ukifune and Niou from the chapter, Ukifune, of the Tale of Genji.

Marks
This work bears the artist's signature, "Gekko," and it is dated 1890.

Medium
ink and colors on paper

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