Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared - Designed in 1886, Chikanobu's extraordinary "Eastern Brocade" series features a fantastic range of subjects, including brave warriors, eerie ghosts, timeless beauties, and famous figures from traditional tales of triumph and treachery. These beautiful images bring the history and legends of
Muronotsu Courtesan, No. 8 - Lovely Chikanobu design of an elegant courtesan and her two small attendants in a boat off Awaji Island's Muronotsu Beach. One of the girls holds a rust colored umbrella over her, trimmed with a veil and tassels, and she holds a hand drum on her knee. A pleasure boat can be seen on the water, with a full moon over head. The inset shows Minamoto no (Akugenta) Yoshihira at Nunobiki Waterfall, with streaks of lightning flashing around him. Captured by the Taira, he was executed at the waterfall and his body sprang into the air and became a raging thunder god, striking down his executioner with a bolt of lightning. Lovely detail and color in this attractive print, with fine shading and a dusting of mica in the night sky and waterfall.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling. Small spot. Please see photos for details. Good condition overall.
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