Petrie-Rogers Gallery - Japanese Woodblock Prints
Home
 
Japanese Woodblock Print Triptych - Chikanobu Turtles

browse these categories for related items...
All Items: Archives:Regional Art:Asian:Japanese: Pre 1900: item # 1088382

Click to view additional online photographs
detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 detail 4 detail 5 detail 6
detail 7 detail 8 detail 9 detail 10 detail 11 detail 12


Petrie-Rogers Gallery
P.O. Box 65647
Tucson, AZ 85728
(520) 293-8355

Guest Book


SOLD

Japanese Woodblock Print Triptych - Chikanobu Turtles
Japanese woodblock print triptych of swimming turtles and fish with actor mons and human faces by Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) dated 5th month of Meiji 19 (1886). The convention of disguising portraits of actors arose in the Edo period when bust portraits of actors were banned, through the Tempo Reforms of 1841-1843, for being conspicuous and a detriment to public morality. Each panel measures about 14"V x 9 1/8"H. The print is in good overall condition with fading evident. The panels are separate. The left panel is lightly backed but the center and right panels are not backed. Thick brown tape is applied at the top and back edges verso, and there are areas where the tape stains show through to the front. There is some soiling evident and there are a few losses to the paper at the edges. This print is from a New Orleans collection.


  Page design by TROCADERO © 1998-2014