Chikanobu: 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
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