Toyohara Chikanobu, "Takasago"
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This wonderful triptych by Chikanobu is based on a Noh play telling the story of a long-married couple whose love seems eternal. Indeed, the motifs contained in the piece include many symbols of longevity, including the Tancho Crane, pine trees, a turtle, and the rising sun.
Date: c. 1890
Size: Oban Triptych
Condition: Fine color and condition; backed
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.
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). Please select option below.