Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38

Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 - Lovely portrait of the poet Sei Shonagon at the Imperial Palace. The well-known tenth-century poet was invited to the royal court by Empress Teishi, who appreciated her wit and clever observations. She is shown lifting the fine bamboo blinds enclosing the verandah for a closer view of the plum blossoms. She wears a beautiful formal kimono, her long hair flowing down over her back. The inset above features a writing desk holding a scroll with a poem about snow. A beautiful Chikanobu design.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots and creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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