Meiji Emperor and Empress and Government Officials, 1886

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Meiji Emperor and Empress and Government Officials, 1886 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Meiji Emperor and Empress and Government Officials, 1886

Comments - Intriguing portrait of the Meiji Emperor and Empress surrounded by a group of government officials and dignitaries, and several palace ladies-in-waiting. The rulers are shown at top center sitting in ornately carved chairs, the emperor in a military uniform and the empress wearing an unusual headdress. Two of the men are traditionally dressed in formal robes and court caps, while the rest wear uniforms decorated with sashes and medals. At lower left, a kneeling beauty holds a tray of sweets, while another in the center holds a poem slip on a lacquer tray. Nicely detailed with burnishing on the black uniforms, a burnished pattern on the black court robe in the center, and embossing on the white kimono trim.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 27 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small loss at corner, a few small holes, repaired. Toning, creasing, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.

Meiji Emperor and Empress and Government Officials, 1886 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Meiji Emperor and Empress and Government Officials, 1886 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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