Chikanobu: A Lady at her weaving loomChikanobu: A Lady at her weaving loom
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)

A weaver sitting at her weaving loom. Outside the window a farmer is plowing his rice fields with a horse.

Top left inset: The daughter of the jade emperor returns to heaven after having helped Dong Yong weaving the silk.

Title: Dong Yong (Nr. 5) – jap. Tô Ei

Series: Nijû-shi ko mitate e-awase (Juxtaposed Pictures of Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety)

Signature: Yôshû Chikanobu

Seal: Toshidama

Block carver: Hori Asa (Asahisa Ryûtarô)

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.

Cf.: Bruce A. Coats, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints. Leiden, 2006, P. 154 ff