Enjoying a Meal, 1892 - Attractive scene of beauties enjoying a meal in an elegant interior. Black lacquer trays set with matching covered lacquer dishes and blue and white ceramic plates are set before the two seated women, with attendants bringing in additional trays. A large niche behind the beauties holds an ornate vase with a bonsai plum tree covered with pink blossoms and buds in front of a scroll of Mt. Fuji. Beautiful detail in the fine kimono and obi, including burnishing on the black robe, the lacquer edge of the alcove, and the lacquer frame of the screen at left, and embossing on the white kimono collars and trim. A charming subject from the daily life of upper-class ladies.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple small repairs and spots, creasing, slight offsetting, vertical wrinkle that goes across one face. Please see photos for details.