Chikanobu - Elegant beauty watching a coastal landscape Chikanobu - Elegant beauty watching a coastal landscape

Chikanobu - Elegant beauty watching a coastal landscapeChikanobu - Elegant beauty watching a coastal landscape
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Chikanobu - Elegant beauty watching a coastal landscapeChikanobu - Elegant beauty watching a coastal landscape
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)

An elegant beauty with binoculars, in the background a coastal landscape.

Title: Tango – Ama no hashidate (Ama no hashidate in the province of Tango)

Series: Meisho bijin awase (Comparison of Famous Sites and Beautiful Women)

Signature: unsigned (as usual for this image)

Publisher: not mentioned (Matsuki Heikichi)

Date: undated (1898)

Size: Oban diptych, 35,2 x 47,7 cm

Perfect impression, very good colours, with metal pigments (partly oxidized). Not mounted, not put together. Some small creases (smoothed) and tiny spots. Paper partly thinned. All in all very good condition.

From one of the best and nicest Bijin series made by Chikanobu.

Compare: Bruce A. Coats, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints. Leiden 2006, pp 194.

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