TOYOHARA CHIKANOBU (1838 - 1912) COURT LADIES PLAYING HANETSUKI
Colour woodblock prints, Oban triptych, 1897, from the series of triptychs Chiyoda no Oh-oku (The Ladies of Chiyoda Palace). This series depicts the lifestyle of the women of the Shogun's family living in Edo castle before the Meiji Restoration. Signed Yoshu Chikanobu and red seal Yoshu on the right sheet and dated Meiji 29. Very good impression with gauffrage and mineral powders; lightly toned, otherwise in very good condition; overall dimension ca. 350 x 705 mm.