Comments - Fantastic triptych of the Meiji Emperor and Empress and ladies of the court aboard a magnificent boat with a phoenix at the prow. The emperor stands in the front wearing an elegant military uniform, the empress beside him in a flowing purple robe, a folding fan in hand. The colorful ship is topped with a black lacquer canopy featuring the Meiji chrysanthemum crest, which also appears on the purple drapery hanging from the roof. Blossoming cherry trees line the banks of the Sumida River beyond. A wonderful design with lively color, fine detail, and soft bokashi shading in the water and sky. Includes embossing on the white kimono collars.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical folds. Thinning at corner, small holes at edges, repaired. Wrinkling throughout. Please see photos for details.
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