by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Comments - A fantastic Chikanobu triptych depicting President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia visiting Japan in 1879. After leaving office in 1877, President Grant embarked on a world tour the started in Liverpool and brought him at last to Japan, before returning to the United Sates. This image shows the spectacular festival held in Ueno Park in honor of Grant's visit and which the Japanese Emperor attended. Fireworks explode overhead while samurai demonstrate with wooden practice swords and two men on horseback perform for the entertainment of the assembled dignitaries. A terrific and rare subject we've only seen once before.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 1/4" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical centerfold in center panel. Slight toning and soiling, a few marks, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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