Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauties Dancing, 1899
Comments - Rare, complete five-panel print depicting a large group of beauties dancing, accompanied by musicians playing drums, flutes, and shamisen. Dressed in matching black kimono bordered with cherry blossoms and maple leaves and tied with blue obi decorated with butterflies, the women hold folding fans near their faces as they gracefully perform. Beautifully detailed with silver mica on the black kimono, the blue obi, and the white kimono collars of the dancers. The first time we've seen this charming design.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 47 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Five separate panels. Horizontal folds. Creasing, slight toning, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.