Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Owari, Moon over Mt. Miyaji, Prime Minister Moronaga and the Water Goddess, No. 19
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers
Owari, Moon over Mt. Miyaji, Prime Minister Moronaga and the Water Goddess, No. 19 - Beautiful design of the exiled prime minister Fujiwara Moronaga playing the lute at Mt. Miyaji. A lovely water goddess appeared to him one night as he was playing under the moonlight, pausing to enjoy his sad songs. He sits on a log under a maple tree, leaves fluttering down through the air as he looks up at the mysterious figure draped in a sheer white robe. The inset at top left features the soft silhouette of a dancer in a shaggy mask. A wonderful Chikanobu design.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 /14" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple holes, repaired. Slight toning. Please see photos for details.