Lady Koto, No. 10

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Lady Koto, No. 10 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Lady Koto, No. 10

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 Koto, No. 10 - Terrific design of the famous warrior Nitta Yoshisada, a supporter of the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo, watching the beautiful Lady Koto in her private quarters. A lady-in-waiting at the Yoshino Imperial Court, Koto was known for her great beauty and her musical ability. Wearing robes over his armor and a formal court cap, Yoshisada leans against a tree, looking over his shoulder at the young woman. Brilliant red maple leaves fall to the ground, and a full moon glows in the sky above. The inset above shows the samurai in battle facing a hail of arrows. A lovely print with charming detail, including embossing on the beauty's 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 Koto, No. 10 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lady Koto, No. 10 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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