Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Series; Women's Activities of the Tokugawa Era
Creating Bonseki - Lovely triptych of young beauties practicing the art of bonseki, creating miniature landscapes on black lacquer trays using white sand, pebbles, and small rocks. The kneeling beauty at center uses a feather to add details to the sand, other tools and supplies for bonseki laid out around her. A completed scene sits on the low table behind her. The women are elegantly attired in beautifully colored and patterned kimono. A charming look at this ancient Japanese art form with fine burnished detail on the hair and black lacquer trays.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Light rippling, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.