Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38  by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38

Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 - Lovely portrait of the poet Sei Shonagon at the Imperial Palace. The well-known tenth-century poet was invited to the royal court by Empress Teishi, who appreciated her wit and clever observations. She is shown lifting the fine bamboo blinds enclosing the verandah for a closer view of the plum blossoms. She wears a beautiful formal kimono, her long hair flowing down over her back. The inset above features a writing desk holding a scroll with a poem about snow. A beautiful Chikanobu design.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some faint toning and soiling. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38  by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38  by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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