Ariwara of Shinagawa-ro and Beauty of Nakanocho, 1884

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Ariwara of Shinagawa-ro and Beauty of Nakanocho, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ariwara of Shinagawa-ro and Beauty of Nakanocho, 1884

Series; Praise for Multicolored Blossoms

Praise for Multi-colored Blossoms - Chikanobu's lovely series "Praise for Multi-colored Blossoms" presents portraits of famous geisha and courtesans from various teahouses. The "multi-colored blossoms" of the title refers to the women, who are shown relaxing in their spare time, enjoying gardens, arriving or leaving, or taking part in seasonal and daily activities. The settings and elegant fabrics are beautifully detailed and vibrantly colored. A band across the top features a scene with a fan-shaped inset at right identifying the subject.

Special detail - Burnishing on the black lacquer trim on the screen at lower left and the sliding panel, burnishing on the side of the shamisen.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and nice detail.

Ariwara of Shinagawa-ro and Beauty of Nakanocho, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Ariwara of Shinagawa-ro and Beauty of Nakanocho, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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