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Comparison of Noble Beauties, 1898 by Koso (active Meiji era)

Item Number: 996121

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 996121
Price: $385.00

Comparison of Noble Beauties, 1898 by Koso (active Meiji era)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Comparison of Noble Beauties, 1898

Comments - Intriguing triptych depicting a Heian era noblewoman flanked by two contemporary beauties. She wears layers of elegant robes over hakama pants, the fabric trailing gracefully on the floor behind her. She holds a poem slip on a folding fan, smiling as she looks back, her long hair falling over her shoulder. The beauty at left is performing a tea ceremony, carefully mixing tea in a tea bowl with a whisk. A dipper rests across a container of water heating on a brazier, with a tea caddy and other implements nearby. At right, a kneeling beauty smiles back at the noblewoman, holding a black lacquer box tied with a green tasseled cord. The background is patterned with delicately embossed Genji symbols, and features a standing screen in the center and two beautiful floral arrangements. A lovely design with wonderful color and detail in the fabrics, and burnishing on the black lacquer trays, the frame of the screen, and the black lacquer box.

Artist - Koso (active Meiji era)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 30"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few creases and marks, wrinkling at side. Please see photos for details.

Comparison of Noble Beauties, 1898 by Koso (active Meiji era)

Comparison of Noble Beauties, 1898 by Koso (active Meiji era)

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