February: Plum Viewing - Lovely image of beauties enjoying an outing to view the blossoming plum trees in February. They pause at a tea stall to relax and take refreshments as they admire the trees dotted with white blossoms and buds. The woman in the center wears a pretty violet kimono shaded to cream color and bordered with delicate pink and white flowers atop slender green stems. Her blue obi features a striking pattern of red maple leaves and metallic silver that has oxidized to a dark tone on the waves. Beautiful color and detail in this wonderful seasonal subject, with burnishing on the hair and black geta clogs.
Artist - Miyagawa Shuntei (1873 - 1914)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 3/4"
Condition - A beautiful clean, crisp print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. A couple small spots, small fiber in paper. Please see photos for details.
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