Beauties Boating

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Beauties Boating by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauties Boating

Comments - Charming scene of upper-class beauties dressed in colorful kimono boating on a garden pond. In the center, a small boy leans forward excitedly as he watches the carp swimming nearby, the woman behind him ready to catch him if he gets too close to the water. A beauty standing in the prow holds a fishing pole, while another at right moves the craft along with a bamboo pole. Pines and blossoms cherry trees dot the shore, with small bridges over water. At upper right, a stone path leads up the hillside past a torii gate and lantern. An attractive design, beautifully detailed with embossing on the white kimono collars and the pink kimono at right. The first time we've seen this Kunichika design.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight creasing, a couple folds at corners. Please see photos for details.

Beauties Boating by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beauties Boating by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)