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, 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 1/8" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. A few small holes, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, a few stains, marks on reverse of one panel. Please see photos for details.