Toyohara Chikanobu, "Reading Poems"
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This vibrant triptych by Chikanobu shows a group of court ladies and a child reading poems from scrolls and books in a room overlooking a snow covered garden. The rich detailing in the carving and printing is extraordinary.
Size: Oban Triptych
Publisher: Hashimoto Naoyoshi
Condition: Very good color and condition
Custom matting available for triptych prints. Sizes will be determined for best presentation in consultation with customer - overall size range will be 20" - 22" (height) X 38" - 40" (width). Note that additional shipping charges apply (sorry, no international shipping available for matted triptychs).
Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912) was one of the Meiji-period’s most prolific and well-known master woodblock printmakers, particularly in the genre of beautiful women prints (bijin-ga). His woodblock prints exemplify the skill and craftsmanship of woodblock printmaking following height of ukiyo-e in the Edo period.