Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Blooming Peony Flowers, 1878
Series; Flowers of the East
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Blooming Peony Flowers, 1878 - Lovely scene from court life of the Meiji Empress and beauties in an elegant interior overlooking a garden filled with colorful peonies and cherry blossoms. The empress stands in the center wearing a purple kimono patterned with stylized birds. A woman kneeling at right holds a poem slip and a brush, looking up with a smile as she composes a verse, while the beauty behind her carries in a tray of refreshments. Wonderful detail in the patterns of the sumptuous fabrics and carpet, with vibrant color and delicate embossing in the white kimono trim. A charming subject.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Losses and holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.