Woodblock Print of Ladies Looking at Photos by Yoshu Chikanobu
[Japan] An impressive woodblock print by Chikanobu (aka Toyohara Chikanobu and Hashimoto Naoyoshi) showing two ladies in kimono looking at photos in an album. One lady is holding a photo and there are four on the floor. Are the people in the photos potential suitors or famous people/actors of the day? Beautifully coloured and composed print from Chikanobu's, 'Tokyo Pleasures', series.
Nihonbashi [Tokyo]. Takekawa Unosuke. c1890.
35.4 x 23.7cm.
In very good condition with only a hint of wear at edges. Backed. u33071008