by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Comments - Terrific group portrait showing the Japanese royal family and the imperial lineage. The Meiji Emperor sits on an ornately carved upholstered chair at center left, wearing a military dress uniform and feathered hat. His wife stands below him, looking demurely to the side, wearing a floral kimono over red hakama pants and holding a folding fan. The legendary first emperor, Jimmu sits at top center, gripping a rustic bow and clutching a handful of arrows, to reinforce the lineage of the current emperor. The central figures are flanked by noblemen and beauties in formal court dress, along with a few children and men in military uniforms. A fascinating image with wonderful detail in the figures and lively color, including burnishing on the black uniforms.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28" + margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling and creasing, a few spots. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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