Gekko Ogata, Wisteria and Carp
Artist: Gekko Ogata (1859-1920)
Title: Wisteria and carp
Date: late 19th century
Size: 24.9 x 24 cm
Condition: Colour transferred on the left, bottom and right.
In Japanese belief, dragons are associated with carp fish. Legend says that a carp fish’s ability to swim upstream and over waterfalls without ever giving up in the face of adversity brought with it admiration from the gods who have granted the carp eternal life as dragons. A wisteria tree is depicted on the top, symbolising late spring, as it usually blossoms around the months of April and May.
|Artist Name||Koson Ohara|
|Title||Wisteria and carp|
|Subject||Animal & Birds, Flowers & Botanical|
|Dimensions||24.9 x 24 cm|
|Condition Report||Colour transferred on the left, bottom and right.|