Artist: Chikanobu Yoshu (1838-1912)
Title: Girl with Toy and Flying Birds
Series Title: High-ranking Ladies of the Tokugawa Era
Publisher: Hasegawa Tsunejiro
Date: Late 19th century
Dimensions: (L) 23 x 35.7 (M) 24.8 x 35.7 (R) 24.6 x 35.8 cm
This triptych shows high-ranking ladies, both children and adults, from the Edo period (c.1603-1868). Two of them carry toys, a doll and a pull-wagon with a carp on top, while another one reveals a bird that is housed in a cage likely made of bamboo. Blooming ornamental peonies are shown in the background.