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Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 2 Edo, Flowers of Ueno, Mt. Toei Cherry Blossoms Tying

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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 2 Edo, Flowers of Ueno, Mt. Toei Cherry Blossoms Tying, 08/02/1884
Ink on Paper
12 13/16 in. x 8 1/2 in. (325.44 mm x 215.9 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.63


Alternate Title: Setsugekka: Edo, Ueno hana, Toeizan no sakura kukuriki

Commentary
Back to back print with 93.6.62. Unnumbered.

Marks
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu” with red toshidama seal

Medium
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
An elegantly dressed Yoshiwara courtesan looks on while a little boy, held by his mother, ties a poem sheet to a blossoming branch. A servant peeks from behind a broken umbrella, and two men dance in the background.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.

Publisher
Kobayashi Tetsujiro

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