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Court Ladies Composing Linked Verse at a Cherry Blossom Party, 1880 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Item Number: 882603

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 882603
 
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Court Ladies Composing Linked Verse at a Cherry Blossom Party, 1880 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Court Ladies Composing Linked Verse at a Cherry Blossom Party, 1880

Comments - Charming Yoshitoshi triptych depicting the Meiji Empress and her ladies-in-waiting enjoying a poetry writing contest. The woman take brush and poem slip in hand as they take turns composing verses under a blossoming cherry tree arranged in the center of the room. The Empress stands at right wearing a purple outer robe and an ornate headdress, a folding fan in her hand. Wonderful detail in the elegant setting and finely embossed white kimono. An attractive scene from courtly life during the Meiji era.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.


Court Ladies Composing Linked Verse at a Cherry Blossom Party, 1880 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Court Ladies Composing Linked Verse at a Cherry Blossom Party, 1880 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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