The Height of Prosperity (Treasure Competition), 1878

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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The Height of Prosperity (Treasure Competition), 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Height of Prosperity (Treasure Competition), 1878

Comments - Attractive scene of courtesans enjoying a variety of entertainments in their leisure time. At right, two women play a game of go as their companions watch. In the center, four beauties play music, using a koto, shamisen, shakuhachi flute, and a kokyu, an instrument similar to a shamisen but played upright with a bow. At left, another woman paints a design on a folding fan. In the room behind them, a group sits around a table taking refreshments. Blossoming cherry trees frame the view of the garden outside. A charming triptych with wonderful detail in the elegant clothing and furnishings, including touches of burnishing, and embossing on the white kimono collars.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Hole, repaired. Slight creasing and soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

The Height of Prosperity (Treasure Competition), 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Height of Prosperity (Treasure Competition), 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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