Chikanobu: Elegant beauty and jumping carpChikanobu: Elegant beauty and jumping carp
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)

From a stone bridge an elegant lady and a girl are watching a carp jump out of the water. Next to them a man pushes his boat through the pond.

On top: Wang Xiang fishing for carps in the frozen water

Title: Wang Xiang (Nr. 7) – jap. Ôshô

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, with burnishing (tsuyazuri). Retains old album backing. Very good condition.

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