Women’s Activities

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Artist: Ogata Gekkō 尾形月耕 (1859-1920)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1868-1912
Ink and color on silk
H x W (sheet): 33.3 x 25.6 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting


court, gafu, garden, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), woman
Provenance research underway.

This album contains twenty-four paintings of contemporary women. Most are commoners who are engaged in everyday activities such as sightseeing, enjoying seasonal flowers, or attending to their children; some perform tasks such as sizing cloth. 

The painter Ogata Gekko was a member of the screening committee for the Bunten, an annual art exhibition held under governmental sponsorship from 1907 to 1919. He was also well known as a printmaker and illustrator, as well as creating designs for decorating pottery and lacquer.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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