Original Miyagawa Shuntei (1873 - 1914) Japanese Woodblock Print
March: Playing under the Cherry Blossoms
Series; Twelve Months of Beauties, 1898
March: Playing under the Cherry Blossoms - Attractive spring triptych depicting a couple of girls playing beneath a blossoming cherry tree, one chasing after the other. Two women sits on the verandah at right, chatting as they watch the children. The beauty at right wears a lavender kimono patterned with water plants, some of the leaves detailed with silver mica, tied with a green geometric print obi dotted with peonies. Her companion's robe is shaded from blue to white with baskets filled with cherry blossoms. At right, a small tray holds a tiny teapot and cups. A cloth panel is hung from the cherry trees at right to provide privacy for the group. A charming design with lovely color and detail in the kimono and obi fabrics. Includes beautiful burnishing on the beauties' hair, the black obi, and the black cushion.
Artist - Miyagawa Shuntei (1873 - 1914)
Image Size - 14" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling, a few spots, a few creases at corners. Light vertical line where backing papers meet. Please see photos for details.