This is an original 1883 black and white wood engraving of a yukata that was worn by a member of the Hojo Clan of the late Kamakura period.
This piece is reproduced from the private collection of M. Louis Gonse by Henri Guérard.
Henri-Charles Guérard was born in Paris on April 24, 1846. Guérard started his artistic career in architectural design studying at the Ecoles des Beux-Art. However, by 1870 his focus had shifted from architecture to engraving and painting. This was in large part thanks to his teacher Nicholas Berton. When his brother married Eva Gonzales, this became an opening to establish himself in a larger circle of artists. Working with the likes of Manet and Renoir, he found himself a part of the elite society within Impressionist artists. Still shown in many places today, he lived to see his work displayed in galleries across the Western world.
Year: 1883 Type: Original Engraving Grade: Very Fine ++ Image: Black / White Approximate Size (inches): 7.25 x 11.5 Approximate Size (cm): 18 x 29