Comments - Attractive scene of upper-class beauties enjoying an outing in a peony garden. In the center, a princess sits on a bench covered with a floral cloth, smiling as she looks over her shoulder at a young woman at left. The young woman wears a red kimono with a cherry blossom pattern over a light blue under robe. Ladies-in-waiting surround them, each wearing an elegant outer robe over a white kimono tucked into red pants. Blossoming peonies fill the garden behind them, alongside a pond with a stone bridge over it. A charming design, beautifully detailed with embossing on the white kimono trim, burnishing on the black kimono, and touches of metallic pigment that have oxidized to a dark tone. The first time we've offered this subject.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple tears at edge, tiny loss at corner, a few holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, a few marks. Please see photos for details.
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