Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Edo, Moon over the Pleasure Quarters, Takao
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers
Edo, Moon over the Pleasure Quarters, Takao - Lovely portrait of the elegant Yoshiwara courtesan Takao. She stands on a verandah watching a bird fly past the full moon, her hand gently resting on the head of her young attendant, who carries an inset cage with glowing fireflies. A low table at left holds a writing set and poem slips, while a kimono is hung over the stand at right. The inset above shows men gathered around a money barrel, possibly playing a lottery, with Mt. Fuji behind them. A charming scene.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 1/2" x 8 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple thinning areas, repaired. Slight wrinkling, a few spots and marks. Please see photos for details.