Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Watching Koi, 1890
Comments - Charming scene of upper-class women enjoying the cool evening air in a mansion with a bridge over a large pond. In the center, a mother holds back her excited child, who leans over to try to reach the koi swimming below them. Inside the room at left, two women play a game of go while a third watches. Another beauty at the foot of the bridge holds a tray full of sweets. A lovely design with an interesting composition, beautifully colored and detailed.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds. Creasing, slight soiling, slight rubbing at edges, a couple stains, light horizontal lines where backing papers meet. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.