Chikanobu: Resting Beauty
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)
A rural beauty relaxing from fieldwork under a blooming cherry tree
On top: An elephant comes to assist young Shun in his farmwork
Title: Shun (No. 1) - japanese: Taishun
Series: Nijû-shi ko mitate e-awase (Juxtaposed Pictures of Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety)
Signature: Yôshû Chikanobu
Publisher: Hasegawa Tsunejirô, Tokio
Date: Meiji 23 (1890)
Size: Oban, 33,7 x 22,3 cm
Very good impression, fine fresh colours, with burnishing (tsuyazuri). Retains old album backing. Very good condition.
Illustrated in: Bruce A. Coats, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints. Leiden, 2006, P. 154, pl. 169.