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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.