Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Horse Racing at Shinobazu Pond
Comments - Great scene of the Meiji Imperial court attending the horse races around Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park. A festive atmosphere prevails with strings of colorful lanterns decorating the viewing pavilion and small toys descending from fireworks exploding in the sky. The toys include a Daruma doll, a carp, a geisha, and a man on horseback. The Emperor and his wife watch attentively as the riders make their way around the track. A lively scene with vivid color and fine detail.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Image Size - 13 7/8" x 18 5/8" Condition - With excellent color and detail. Two separate panels. A couple light creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.