Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Garden in Early Summer, 1893
Chikanobu exhibition, recently acquired
Garden in Early Summer, 1893 - Lovely evening view of a garden in early summer. At left, a beauty strolls along a wooden walkway over an iris pond, admiring the purple blossoms. In the center, a young girl gestures at a cuckoo flying past the full moon above. Through the round window at right, a mother can be seen cuddling her young child, the opening framed by colorful peonies, a stone lantern, and a maple tree. A charming summer subject with attractive detail and color in the kimono fabrics and soft shading in the evening sky.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Small hole, repaired. A few creases and small marks, slight ink offsetting. Please see photos for details.