Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 - Lovely portrait of the poet Sei Shonagon at the Imperial Palace. The well-known tenth-century poet was invited to the royal court by Empress Teishi, who appreciated her wit and clever observations. She is shown lifting the fine bamboo blinds enclosing the verandah for a closer view of the plum blossoms. She wears a beautiful formal kimono, her long hair flowing down over her back. The inset above features a writing desk holding a scroll with a poem about snow. A beautiful Chikanobu design.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small mark in margin, slight ink bleeding. Please see photos for details.