Iga no Tsubone, No. 32

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Iga no Tsubone, No. 32 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Iga no Tsubone, No. 32

Series; Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared

Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared - Designed in 1886, Chikanobu's extraordinary "Eastern Brocade" series features a fantastic range of subjects, including brave warriors, eerie ghosts, timeless beauties, and famous figures from traditional tales of triumph and treachery. These beautiful images bring the history and legends of Japan to life with colorful characters and a wonderful attention to detail. Note the appealing compositions and fine printing in these Meiji era masterworks, many of which include deluxe treatments such as burnishing, embossing, or the addition of mica. These attractive designs are a nice choice to collect or display.

Iga no Tsubone, No. 32 - Fantastic illustration of the brave Lady Iga confronting the eerie winged ghost of Sasaki Kiyotada, who had been haunting the palace of the Emperor Go Daigo during his exile in Yoshino. A servant of Go Daigo's court, the beautiful Lady Iga convinced the spirit not to return. She looks at the apparition calmly as it hovers above a lake, its hands clasped together and a jeering look on its face. The inset above shows Lady Iga demonstrating her strength by tearing down a pine tree, to the surprise to two samurai. Beautiful detail and shading in the atmospheric setting. A terrific supernatural subject, beautifully detailed with embossing on the white kimono trim.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13" x 9"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning and soiling, a couple small stains. Please see photos for details.

Iga no Tsubone, No. 32 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Iga no Tsubone, No. 32 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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