Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Moon Viewing Party
Series; Inner Chiyoda Palace (Chiyoda no Ooku)
Moon Viewing Party - Lovely triptych of the ladies of Chiyoda Palace preparing for an autumn moon viewing party. The full moon is visible in the sky at left as beauties carry a flower arrangement and offering trays piled with fruit and sweets out to the garden. Delicate grasses and plants appear in soft gray silhouette in the background, providing a subtle backdrop for the sumptuous fabrics worn by the beauties. Beautifully colored with fine detail, including delicate embossing on the white kimono trim and burnishing in the hair. A wonderful design.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Image Size - 13 1/2" x 27 1/4" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels. Some paper remnants on reverse. Please see photos for details. Good overall.