Chikanobu Yoshu, Sarugaku-Kyogen Play, The Inner Palace of Chiyoda
Artist: Chikanobu Yoshu (1838-1912)
Title: Sarugaku-Kyogen Play
Series: The Inner Palace of Chiyoda
Publisher: Fukuda Hatsujiro
Size: (L) 35.9 x 24.0, (C) 35.9 x 24.0, (R) 35.9 x 24.1 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
In triptychs depicting Court Ladies, Chikanobu focuses on the day to day activities of the women who resided in the secluded palace. As a ‘beauty’ series, the focus is on the women and their clothes, with detailed patterned kimonos being a prominent feature of many of the prints. The ladies of the palace are depicted in a wide range of situations and activities, from writing poetry, to watching the cherry blossom, even to combat training, as it was required for the ladies of a castle to be able to defend their home as a last resort.
|Artist Name||Chikanobu Yoshu|
|Subject||Beauty & Female, Kimono Design|
|Dimensions||(L) 35.9 x 24.0, (C) 35.9 x 24.0, (R) 35.9 x 24.1 cm|
|Condition Report||Wormholes on the edge of the centre and left panels, red colour oxidisation, light brown stains.|