Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Daimyo Procession Arriving at Chiyoda Palace, 1897
Series; Chiyoda Outer Palace (Chiyoda no on-omote) From Fuji Arts' Winter Exhibition of Chikanobu
Daimyo Procession Arriving at Chiyoda Palace, 1897 - Terrific scene of a daimyo's procession arriving at the entrance to the shogun's palace as evening falls. A group of noblemen sit on a mat in the center, watching as a group crosses the bridge to the imposing stone castle entrance. At left a retainer waters a horse while another man places a lighted candle inside a collapsible paper lantern. A large bonfire burns behind them, casting an orange glow on the watching crowd as smoke billows into the sky. Wonderful detail in this fantastic image, with beautiful shading in the sky and touches of burnishing in the lanterns. An atmospheric scene of upper-class life during the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28" + margin as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Paper remnants on reverse and small stains at top corners from previous mounting. Small hole, repaired. Please see photos for details.