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Chikanobu Woodblock Boating Amidst Cherry Blossoms

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 384103

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This is a gorgeous Japanese woodblock print by the 19th century master Chikanobu (1838-1912). It shows 3 young women and their young lord in a boat enjoying the lush spring. They are surrounded by cherry blossoms and the water is jumping with happy carp. You can see the tea hamper with the neatly arranged tea service. Seal mark of artist and of woodblock carver (unusual to have carver's seal). This is a dyptich (double print), from a cherry blossom festival album about 14 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. Very good condition with a light stain in the middle.

Gorgeous antique woodblock, great for a gift. I have a number of prints from this series listed. Be sure to see them.

------------------- Note. Toyohara Chikanobu (together with Mizuno Toshikata) is generally considered to the the last in the tradition of ukiyo-e. His works encompassed a broad range, from beautiful women to fierce warriors. Chikanobu was one of the earliest to use western dyes for color, so that his colors have a certain brightness which is easy to spot.