Mirror of the Ages - Published in 1897, Chikanobu's beautiful series "Mirror of the Ages" celebrates the beauty and fashions of women of the past. Each print in this delightful series features a single portrait of a young beauty, always carefully and stylishly made up, wearing the traditional contemporary fashion of her time. In the rectangular inset above the figure, Chikanobu has drawn a scene from the same time period suggesting a place where one might see this young beauty. This wonderful series was printed to the highest quality with fine line work and soft shading, and often with additional embellishments, such as delicate embossing or burnishing. A lovely series and collector's favorite.
Title Page for Mirror of the Ages - Rarely seen title page and preface for Chikanobu's lovely "Mirror of the Ages" series. An inset text panel is framed by mirrors, hairpins, and combs. A nice complement to the series.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small tear at edge, repaired. A few stains. Please see photos for details.
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