by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
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.
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