The Kansei Era (1789 - 1801)

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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The Kansei Era (1789 - 1801) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Kansei Era (1789 - 1801)

Series; Mirror of the Ages

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.

The Kansei Era (1789 - 1801) - Wonderful portrait of a young beauty holding a folding fan, her face delicately flushed with pink. Her colorful kimono features blossoms and streams bordered by curving grasses, the white collar faintly embossed. The scene above shows Korean officials and an elephant float during the Sanno Festival. A lovely design from the series.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Backed with somewhat stiff paper. Small repair, creasing at edges, a few tiny spots. Please see photos for details.

The Kansei Era (1789 - 1801) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Kansei Era (1789 - 1801) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)