The Empress and her Retinue Leaving the Palace, 1878

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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The Empress and her Retinue Leaving the Palace, 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Empress and her Retinue Leaving the Palace, 1878

Comments - Beautiful triptych of the Meiji Empress surrounded by ladies-in-waiting on a verandah of the Imperial Palace, preparing to leave in the royal carriage. At lower right, an attendant holds a tray with black leather shoes on it for the Empress to wear on her journey. The women wear colorful outer robes over white kimono tucked into red pants. Purple drapery emblazoned with the Meiji chrysanthemum crest and cherry blossoms frame the scene above. A terrific Meiji era image with lively color, detailed with faint embossing on the white kimono and burnishing on the black areas of the carriage.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown

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

The Empress and her Retinue Leaving the Palace, 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Empress and her Retinue Leaving the Palace, 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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