Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Spring Procession of Beauties, 1898
Comments - Attractive scene of beauties in procession, walking past blossoming cherry trees along the shore. In the center, a woman holds an umbrella above a princess in a red floral kimono with clusters of blue flowers adorning her hair. Beauties and girls in matching purple and white striped kimono follow ahead and behind, with the two women in black robes at lower right serving as yakko or footmen. Many members of the party carry black umbrellas decorated with yellow bands of red blossoms. Includes embossing on the white kimono collars, and burnishing on the black kimono and the black areas of the umbrellas. A rarely seen Chikanobu design.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Losses at edges, repaired. Slight toning, a few wrinkles and creases. Please see photos for details.