Chikanobu: Summer - Beauty
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)
A beauty in a light summer kimono, her hair dangling loose, sitting next to a pond, in which a boy is scoop-netting after veiltail goldfish.
On top: Jiang Shi’s wife ladles water for her mother-in-law from the miraculous sprung new fountain in front of their house
Title: Jiang Shi (Nr. 11) – jap. Kyôshi
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. Retains old album backing. Very good condition.
Literature: Bruce A. Coats, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints. Leiden, 2006, P. 154 ff