Chikanobu: Young Lady in a thunderstorm
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)
A young woman with an umbrella under a sudden rain storm, two puppies at her feet. A rickshaw driver hurries away into the distance.
Top right: Wang Pou kneeling in front of his mother’s grave to comfort her spirit during a thunderstorm
Title: Wang Pou (No. 14) – jap. Ôhô
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 embossing (karazuri). Retains old album backing. Very good condition.
Literature: Bruce A. Coats, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints. Leiden, 2006, P. 154 ff