Ceremony at the Imperial Palace - Beautiful triptych depicting a ceremony at the Imperial Palace. The Meiji Emperor and Empress stand at right, surrounded by the ladies of the court. In the center a beauty approaches carrying an offering tray stacked with graduated sake cups, the woman kneeling below her holding a sake server. A table covered with a blue floral cloth holds a tray with a miniature pine tree, red blossoms, and a small turtle with a flowing mossy tail. A vase nearby holds a colorful arrangement of peonies and cherry blossoms. The verandah overlooks a view of the rive, with blooming cherry trees on the opposite shore. A terrific Meiji era image with lively color and excellent detail.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 28 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail. Three separate panels. Creasing. Please see photos for details.