Musashi, Moon over the Sumida River, Lady Hanjo, No. Toyohara Chikanobu (1838 – 1912). Published on 10/12/1884 – Meiji Period. A charming Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Oban print by leading artist of the Meiji period Toyohara Chikanobu. (better known as Ysh Chikanobu and Hashimoto Naoyoshi). The prints subject is based on an old noh play, in which a courtesan woman called Hanago from Mino Province, had fallen in love with a customer. A Samurai named Yoshida no Shosho and exchanged fans before his departure. Without a response Hanago went mad, wandering the streets and riverbanks of Edo. Here two young boys laugh and point at the beauty as she aimlessly walks opposite a river in Musashi. An old province of Japan under moonlight. The inset above shows Yoshida no Shosho refusing to see Hanagos messenger. Part of the Snow, Moon, Flowers Setsugekka. We have a number of other prints up for sale from the same series. Published by Kobayashi Tetsujiro this is a genuine original 19. In excellent overall condition. Very clean with only light wear commensurate with age and adding to authenticity. The print has been expertly preserved, colours are all clear and vivid. No loss, creases or folds to the paper whatsoever. The top margin has been glued to backing paper, this can be easily detached however we recommend leaving the print with the paper for added protection. Please take our condition report as a guide and refer to the photos for your own judgement. 23.5cm (9.5) x 35.5cm (14). Including the backing paper: 31cm (12) x 40.5cm (16). We offer a very competitive, professional mounting and framing service on all works of art listed for sale. Please leave us a message to receive more information on the service and a quote. Japanese Title – Setsugekka: Musashi, Sumidagawa tsuki, Hanjo no mae. Art imprimé original japonais antique, Antica stampa originale giapponese. Class and for international deliveries we use UPS Air service. All three offer a safe and very efficient service which we have found no other courier can beat. Alternatively the item is available to collect by appointment from North London, Barnet (Junction 2 of the M1) NW4. Imposed by the buyers country. Items cannot be sent until all funds have been cleared. We reserve the right to relist the item and open an unpaid item case. We make every effort to list and describe our items condition honestly and as accurately as possible. Due to the nature of antiques, buyers should not expect a brand new product. Antiques are old and will often have faults, scratches repairs etc. The item “Original Meiji Period Japanese Woodblock Print Sumida River Geisha, Chikanobu” is in sale since Sunday, January 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Prints”. The seller is “excelartandantiques” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Print
- Region of Origin: Japanese
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Repro: Antique Original