Comments - Lovely scene of members of the Meiji Imperial court enjoying an outing to view the cherry blossoms by pleasure boat. The Empress stands in the boat holding a folding fan at her side, surrounded by ladies-in-waiting dressed in elegant robes. Two women move the craft along with bamboo poles, the prow ornamented with carved winged cherubs. Other women enjoy the view from a verandah at left, framed with pink and white blossoms and colorful peonies. Waves gently lap at the boat and the far shore is lined with flowering trees. A beautiful triptych of this classic spring activity, with fine embossed detail in the kimono collars and soft shading in the water.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14" x 28 1/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Horizontal folds. Slight toning and soiling. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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