Lady Suo, No. 40

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Lady Suo, No. 40 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Lady Suo, No. 40

Series; Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared

Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared - Designed in 1886, Chikanobu's extraordinary "Eastern Brocade" series features a fantastic range of subjects, including brave warriors, eerie ghosts, timeless beauties, and famous figures from traditional tales of triumph and treachery. These beautiful images bring the history and legends of Japan to life with colorful characters and a wonderful attention to detail. Note the appealing compositions and fine printing in these Meiji era masterworks, many of which include deluxe treatments such as burnishing, embossing, or the addition of mica. These attractive designs are a nice choice to collect or display.

Lady Suo, No. 40 - Lovely image of the beautiful Lady Suo no naishi encountering a Buddhist nun in the forest. Lady Suo was an 11th century poet whose work was included in the famous "Collection of One Hundred Poets." She kneels on the forest floor, her floral kimono spread out behind her, and looks up at the elderly nun, who rests her hands on a walking stick. A beautiful landscape setting with a waterfall in the background and the sky darkening as evening falls. The inset above shows Lady Suo praying before a statue of Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion. Nice embossed detail on the white kimono.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Some prints have toning at edges or a couple spots. Please see photos for details.

Lady Suo, No. 40 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lady Suo, No. 40 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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