Beauties Freeing Herons

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Beauties Freeing Herons by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauties Freeing Herons

Comments - Interesting scene of upper-class beauties at the seashore freeing herons or egrets as a pious Buddhist practice of freeing animals. At far right, a large wicker cage contains a bird, while others that have already been released fly across the sky. In the center, an attendant shelters a woman with a purple umbrella. The women wear colorful outer robes over white kimono tucked into long red pants that trail beneath their feet. Beautifully detailed with embossing on the white kimono and trim. The first time we've seen this attractive design.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 27 3/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds. Horizontal line where backing papers meet. Small loss, a couple holes, repaired. Creasing, slight rubbing, a few marks. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Beauties Freeing Herons by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beauties Freeing Herons by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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