Lady Sei Shonagon, 1896

by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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Lady Sei Shonagon, 1896 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Original Kiyochika (1847 - 1915) Japanese Woodblock Print
Lady Sei Shonagon, 1896

Series; Ancient Patterns (Kodai moyo)

Lady Sei Shonagon, 1896 - Lovely portrait of the tenth-century poet Lady Sei Shonagon, famous for authoring "The Pillow Book," a collection of poems and observations about her years in court serving the Empress Teishi. She is shown here while traveling, wearing a wide-brimmed hat with a delicately embossed veil hanging from it. She lifts her hat with one hand as she peers out, the road around her bustling with pedestrians and a royal carriage at left. Beautiful handling of the sheer veil, through which her colorful floral print kimono can be seen. Detailed with a subtle burnished star pattern on the crown of the hat and burnishing on the black hair. An exquisitely printed image with a bold composition.

Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small spots and creases. Please see photos for details.

Lady Sei Shonagon, 1896 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Lady Sei Shonagon, 1896 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Lady Sei Shonagon, 1896 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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