by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Series; Chiyoda Inner Palace (Chiyoda no Ooku)
Chikanobu exhibition, recently acquired
Wedding Ceremony, 1896 - An incredible five-panel print from Chikanobu's famous "Inner Chiyoda Palace" series. In this design, a young nobleman and his consort are shown having a ceremonial wedding meal, attended by many ladies-in-waiting. A low table between the pair is set with symbols of longevity and good luck for the couple's future, including a bonsai pine tree and a crane. Lovely embossed patterns on the white kimono and collars of the attendants, and touches of burnishing. A wonderful Chikanobu design, beautifully detailed.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 47 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Five separate panels. Pinholes at corners, repaired. Slight soiling and offsetting, a few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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