Meiji Emperor and Empress on a Phoenix Boat, 1889

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Meiji Emperor and Empress on a Phoenix Boat, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Meiji Emperor and Empress on a Phoenix Boat, 1889

Comments - Fantastic triptych of the Meiji Emperor and Empress and ladies of the court aboard a magnificent boat with a phoenix at the prow. The emperor stands in the front wearing an elegant military uniform, the empress beside him in a flowing purple robe, a folding fan in hand. The colorful ship is topped with a black lacquer canopy featuring the Meiji chrysanthemum crest, which also appears on the purple drapery hanging from the roof. Blossoming cherry trees line the banks of the Sumida River beyond. A wonderful design with lively color, fine detail, and soft bokashi shading in the water and sky.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/2"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling, a few creases and spots, paper slightly curled. Please see photos for details.

Meiji Emperor and Empress on a Phoenix Boat, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Meiji Emperor and Empress on a Phoenix Boat, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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