Meiji Emperor Watching a Noh Performance, 1879

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Meiji Emperor Watching a Noh Performance, 1879 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Meiji Emperor Watching a Noh Performance, 1879

Comments - Terrific triptych of the Meiji Emperor watching a Noh theater performance of the drama "Ishibashi" with a group of ladies from the Imperial Palace. The performer dances onstage, his red wig flowing, as musicians accompany him with hand drums. The beauties kneel on the rich floral patterned Western style carpeting, while the Emperor and a dignitary sit on red velvet chairs trimmed with fringe. Finely detailed with vibrant jewel tone colors, embossing on the white kimono trim, and burnishing on the black kimono and uniforms.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Vertical folds between panels, horizontal centerfold, a few creases and small repairs.

Meiji Emperor Watching a Noh Performance, 1879 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Meiji Emperor Watching a Noh Performance, 1879 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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