Chikanobu: Young Lady in a thunderstormChikanobu: Young Lady in a thunderstorm
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)

A young woman with an umbrella under a sudden rain storm, two puppies at her feet. A rickshaw driver hurries away into the distance.

Top right: Wang Pou kneeling in front of his mother’s grave to comfort her spirit during a thunderstorm

Title: Wang Pou (No. 14) – jap. Ôhô

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 embossing (karazuri). Retains old album backing. Very good condition.

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