Joshi Enzetsu (Women's Speeches)

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Joshi Enzetsu (Women's Speeches) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Joshi Enzetsu (Women's Speeches)

Series; Magic Lantern Comparisons, 1890

Joshi Enzetsu (Women's Speeches) - Terrific image from a rarely seen Chikanobu series pairing beauties with insets in the form of circular magic lantern slides featuring daydreams or desires. Here, a modern young woman strolls along with a book under her arm, carrying a Western style umbrella and wearing a button-up shirt under her striped kimono and leather boots. A dog sits quietly on the ground behind her, looking up with the appearance of a smile. The inset shows an energetic woman giving a speech to an excited crowd, gesturing with her hand as she stands behind a cloth covered table with a pitcher and glass on it. She wears a Western dress and gloves, and the primarily male crowd seems rather agitated. A fascinating subject with wonderful detail and handsome bokashi shading in the background.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Horizontal centerfold. A few small repairs, a couple creases at edges.

Joshi Enzetsu (Women's Speeches) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Joshi Enzetsu (Women's Speeches) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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