Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
New Year's Day Greeting, 1895
Series; Women's Activities of the Tokugawa Era
New Year's Day Greeting, 1895 - Lovely scene of a beauty greeting a noblewoman at New Year's, kneeling respectfully at left. The noblewoman wears Heian era attire, including an elegant robe with a lavender print over the shoulders and young pine trees on the back, and flowing red hakama pants that trail on the floor beneath her feet. Large mochi (rice cakes) are stacked upon an offering tray with ferns and topped with a miniature pine tree, a traditional display for the New Year holiday. A smaller tray holds graduated red lacquer sake cups. Beautifully detailed with burnishing on the hair, and embossing on the guest's kimono and the white areas of the noblewoman's robe.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, smudge. Please see photos for details.