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Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 1 Omi, Autumn Moon over Ishiyama, Murasaki Shikibu

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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 1 Omi, Autumn Moon over Ishiyama, Murasaki Shikibu, 08/02/1884
Ink on Paper
12 7/8 in. x 8 7/16 in. (32.7 cm x 21.43 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2004.1.34


Alternate Title: Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 1 Omi, Autumn Moon over Ishiyama, Murasaki Shikibu

Edition
Fine impression with gauffrage.

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

Medium
Colored ink on paper; oban tate-e.

Object Description
Lady Murasaki Shikibu author of the 11th century novel The Tale of Genji, stands on the verandah of the Buddhist temple at Ishiyama, where she reportedly began writing one of the 54 chapters of her book which documents the lives and loves of three generations of imperial courtiers.

Inset: View over Lake Biwa toward the temple pagoda at Ishiyama and Mt. Hiei beyond.

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

Provenance
Purchased by Bruce Coats from Auction Ukiyo-e in London in July 2004, using Aoki funds.

Publisher
Kobayashi Tetsujiro

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