No. 11, Jiang Shi: A Miraculous Spring, 1890

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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No. 11, Jiang Shi: A Miraculous Spring, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
No. 11, Jiang Shi: A Miraculous Spring, 1890

Series; Juxtaposed Pictures of Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety
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No. 11, Jiang Shi: A Miraculous Spring, 1890 - Charming image of a young boy wading in a pond with a net to catch koi fish. A beauty sits on a bench beside him, smiling at the child over her shoulder. She wears a lavender and purple print kimono tied with a red obi, and holds a red fan. The paragon shown above comes from a tale about Jiang Shi (Kyoshi in Japanese) and his wife, whose mother preferred the taste of river water over that from their own spring. Each day, the pair would travel six miles to the river bring back water and fresh fish for the mother, never once complaining. The filial couple was rewarded when one day, a new spring rose up in the back yard, with miraculous water that tasted like that of the river. Each day, two koi fish came to the surface of the spring, to be caught for the mother to eat. A lovely design, beautifully colored and detailed.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Some faint soiling. A couple faint stains. Good overall.

No. 11, Jiang Shi: A Miraculous Spring, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
No. 11, Jiang Shi: A Miraculous Spring, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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