Boating under the Moonlight, 1890 - Lovely image of a shirabyoshi dancer and a young attendant on a boat poled by a young nobleman under the moonlight. She wears the traditional dancer's attire of a court cap and red hakama trousers, paired with a flowing lavender robe bordered with a butterfly design. Her attendant carries a hand drum and looks over her shoulder at two beauties watching from the shore. The full moon glows softly in the darkening evening sky. Beautifully drawn, with light embossing on the white kimono. An attractive, rarely seen Chikanobu design.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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