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 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Small loss at edge, repaired. Small stain at edge. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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