Mirror of the Ages Supplement Sheet

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Mirror of the Ages Supplement Sheet by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Mirror of the Ages Supplement Sheet

Series; Mirror of the Ages

Mirror of the Ages - Published in 1897, Chikanobu's beautiful series "Mirror of the Ages" celebrates the beauty and fashions of women of the past. Each print in this delightful series features a single portrait of a young beauty, always carefully and stylishly made up, wearing the traditional contemporary fashion of her time. In the rectangular inset above the figure, Chikanobu has drawn a scene from the same time period suggesting a place where one might see this young beauty. This wonderful series was printed to the highest quality with fine line work and soft shading, and often with additional embellishments, such as delicate embossing or burnishing. A lovely series and collector's favorite.

Mirror of the Ages Supplement Sheet - Lovely supplement sheet for Chikanobu's classic "Mirror of the Ages" series featuring three beauties from different eras. One woman kneels beside a low black lacquer table holding a container, trimming a blossoming branch for a floral arrangement. The beauty seated next to her holds a long letter in her hand, the paper unrolling onto the floor. Behind them stands a woman from the Heian period, her hair falling loosely over her back. She has the "moth wing" eyebrows popular at that time and wears an elegant robe with a phoenix and scroll design over an embossed white kimono tucked into red pants. A terrific complement to the series and a great choice for a collector.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/4"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper.

Mirror of the Ages Supplement Sheet by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Mirror of the Ages Supplement Sheet by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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