Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885

Comments - Beautiful scene of three women presenting spring offerings to the Meiji Emperor and Empress. The Empress wears a delicately embossed, pale blue outer robe with a phoenix pattern, and a gold phoenix ornament in her hair. The emperor sits on a platform behind a low table covered with a richly patterned cloth. Ladies-in-waiting carry in an offering tray with graduated sake cups, the beauty beside her holding an ornate long-handled sake server. A beautiful old cherry tree blossoms in the garden outside. Nicely detailed with burnishing on the emperor's black jacket and the black edge of the platform, and light embossing on the white kimono trim.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 1/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with paper. Vertical folds, small repair, creasing throughout.

Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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