Original Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882) Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesan and Sake Drinker Fan Print
Comments - Interesting kabuki fan print featuring two scenes divided diagonally. At left, a courtesan looks soberly at her companion as she pulls up the collars of her outer kimono. The man frowns back at her as he displays a narrow wooden plaque with writing on it. At right, a man holding an enormous red lacquer cup of sake grimaces angrily as he looks up. A handsome design with expressive figures.
Artist - Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882) Image Size - Page size 8 7/8" x 11 1/8" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Stitching holes at side, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.