Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Musashi, Moon over Tatsumi, Lord Tsunayoshi and Lady Osame, No. 16
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers
Musashi, Moon over Tatsumi, Lord Tsunayoshi and Lady Osame, No. 16 - Lovely illustration of Lady Osame and Lord Tokugawa Tsunayoshi enjoying a moonlit boat ride in the Fukiage garden pond of Edo Castle. Tsunayoshi became shogun unexpectedly upon the death of his brother, Ietsuna. Lady Osame is dressed as a shirabyoshi dancer with a tall court cap, and she carries a small hand drum. The inset above shows the evil Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, an advisor who tried to corrupt the honest Tsunayoshi. A beautiful scene with faint embossing on the white kimono fabric.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Thinning at edges, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and ink bleeding, stain at side, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.