Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Cherry Trees in Full Bloom on the Banks of the Sumida River, 1878
Comments - Lovely scene of members of the Meiji Imperial court enjoying an outing to view the cherry blossoms by pleasure boat. A beauty stands in the front of the boat, moving it along with a bamboo pole, the prow ornamented with carved winged cherubs. Other women enjoy the view from a verandah above, framed with pink and white blossoms and colorful peonies. A charming design, nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono and burnishing on the black kimono.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. Small loss at edge, a couple small holes, repaired. A few creases. Please see photos for details.