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
Emperor Nintoku, No. 1 - Terrific portrait of the benevolent 4th century Emperor Nintoku surveying the countryside from a palace verandah. When he noticed a lack of smoke from kitchen fires, indicating widespread poverty, he excused the people from mandatory labor for the next three years to allow them more time for farming. He wears an elegant robe decorated with cranes and clouds, a beautiful young woman kneeling beside him and cherry blossoms framing the scene. The inset above shows a happy and prosperous farm family with bales of rice. Nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono collars.
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.
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