Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty Examining a Helmet, 1882
Comments - Handsome kabuki triptych depicting a beauty examining a battle helmet held out to her on a tray. She looks at it with a slight frown, her hand held out beside her if agitated. The nobleman behind her stares at the helmet as he draws his sword, while the other three samurai exchange stern expressions. Nice large colorful figures, set off by a deep red background. Beautifully detailed with a burnished geometric pattern on the black kimono at right.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 5/8" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details.