Chikanobu: SumidagawaChikanobu: Sumidagawa
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)

A lady in a padded winter kimono is sitting by the heated kotatsu table; she is reading the newspaper, while her cat is sleeping cozily on her lap. In the large round laterna-magica-like projection behind her a winter snow scene with a lady boating on the Sumida river is depicted.

Title: Sumidagawa

Series: Gentô shashin kurabe (Magic Lantern Comparisons)

Signature: Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu

Seal: Toshidama

Publisher: Yokoyama Ryôhachi

Date: Meiji 23 (1890)

Size: Oban, 35,5 x 23,7 cm (image size)

Excellent impression and colours, with embossing. Unbacked, full margins. Paper shlightly age-toned, a few minute stains, else excellent condition.
Cf. Bruce A. Coats, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints. Leiden 2006, p. 152f.

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