Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Enjoying the Morning Dew beside Shinobazu Pond, 1892
Comments - Lovely Chikanobu triptych of beauties enjoying an early morning stroll along the banks of Shinobazu Pond, which is filled with lotuses in bloom. In the center, a mother holds the hand of her young child, who smiles delightedly. At right a beauty in beautiful blue and white kimono with embossed detail cuddles a black and white cat. Her companion carries a western style umbrella, while another woman in a straw hat sits on her sandal admiring the view. The large pink and white blossoms in the foreground are delicately embossed, and the water is softly shaded. Trees and buildings appear in silhouette along the horizon, partially hidden by the hazy morning mist, and two egrets fly overhead. A beautiful subject with soft shading.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight toning, a few light creases and small marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.