Kamisaka Sekka: Autumn Scene from A World of Things (Sold)

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Artist:  Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)
Title: Shrine Attendant Raking Autum Leaves from Momoyogusa
Date: 1909/1910

A shrine attendant rakes leaves with a twig broom, giving side-eye to a leaf falling into his accumulation of orange maple leaves. All superfluous elements have been pared away, leaving a print full of whimsy and delight. Sekka was a towering master of pure, distilled design perfection, as evidenced by the avalanche of contemporary products bearing designs from his prints, from socks to mugs to postcards. From the album “A World of Things” (Momoyogusa), considered the pinnacle masterwork of Rimpa school printmaking, and called a “tour de force” in the Sekka catalog of 2004 (page 298).

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. With the usual center fold.
Dimensions: 29.3 x 44 cm
Publisher: Unsodo
Literature: See “Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa Master--Pioneer of Modern Design,” 2003, page 259.