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Creating Bonseki, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Item Number: 947737

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Edo Era, 1603 - 1868
Item Number: 947737
 
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Creating Bonseki, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Creating Bonseki, 1896
Series; Women's Activities of the Tokugawa Era

Creating Bonseki, 1896 - Lovely triptych of young beauties practicing the art of bonseki, creating miniature landscapes on black lacquer trays using white sand, pebbles, and small rocks. The kneeling beauty at center uses a feather to add details to the sand, other tools and supplies for bonseki laid out around her. A completed scene sits on the low table behind her. The women are elegantly attired in beautifully colored and patterned kimono. A charming look at this ancient Japanese art form, with burnishing on the hair and black lacquer trays, and embossing in the white kimono trim.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few small spots, stain, small nick at edge. Please see photos for details.


Creating Bonseki, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Creating Bonseki, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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