Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Dogs Playing, 1896
Series; Chiyoda Inner Palace (Chiyoda no Ooku) From Fuji Arts' Winter Exhibition of Chikanobu
Dogs Playing, 1896 - Charming Chikanobu woodblock of beauties watching two small dogs playing and frolicking with a large ball of flowers trailing colorful ribbons. Each dog wears a ruffled collar tied with a red bow. The standing beauty wears a lovely kimono shaded from lavender to white, with a pattern of blossoms and prayer wheels. Her companion looks over her shoulder with a smile as she places a stack of books on an ornate lacquer shelf. A lovely triptych with fine embossed detail in the dogs' fur and the white kimono collars. A great subject for anyone who loves dogs.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Image Size - 14" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small marks, a couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.