Comments - Wonderful six-panel woodblock featuring children interacting with adults. These beautifully dressed upper-class boys and girls are lovingly indulged by beauties and samurai, who entertain them with toys and games, presided over by an elderly man sitting on a cushion at top center. Scenes include a small boy pulling a toy fish on a string, a young girl holding a puppy with a red ruffled collar, and a boy riding a hobby horse. A mother encourages her young child to crawl towards her, while another beauty creates origami designs to the delight of two youngsters. Beautifully printed with deluxe touches such cloth embossing on the text cartouches and a burnished scroll pattern on the black robe of the man sitting at the top of the third panel from the left. The metallic pigment on the back of the folding screen at lower right has oxidized to a darker tone. A fascinating design with a wealth of fabulous detail in the household furnishings and carefully rendered clothing. A rare, complete six-panel print of a charming subject.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 55 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Six separate panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds. Slight toning, soiling, and ink bleeding, a few creases and stains, paper curling. Please see photos for details.
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