Title Page for Paragons of Filial Piety

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Title Page for Paragons of Filial Piety by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Title Page for Paragons of Filial Piety

Series; Juxtaposed Pictures of Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety

Chikanobu's Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety - The Chinese scholar Guo Jujing wrote the book "The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Devotion" during the Yuan Dynasty. Inspired by the loss of his own parents, he scoured history for examples of the most respectful and devoted children. Alluding to the famous stories of the twenty-four children and their extraordinary devotion to their parents and relatives, Chikanobu's series juxtaposes the paragon in the upper panel with a more modern equivalent below. The artist plays off the old stories, offering serious parallels as well as lighthearted and humorous contrasts in the modern versions.

Title Page for Paragons of Filial Piety - Attractive title page for Chikanobu's series on the "Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety." The black text panel is bordered with swirling clouds topped with a carefully detailed phoenix. The bottom features a mysterious animal with a dragon-like face and red flames, but with cloven hooves. A handsome design and a nice complement to the series.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Some faint soiling. A couple faint stains. Good overall.

Title Page for Paragons of Filial Piety by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Title Page for Paragons of Filial Piety by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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