Parody of the 12 Zodiac Animals: Sheep, Ueno Zoo
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Parody of the 12 Zodiac Animals: Sheep, Ueno Zoo, 08/25/1893
Ink on Paper
9 1/16 in. x 13 3/4 in. (23 cm x 35 cm)
Currently bound together with other 11 prints in the series in folding album.
Excellent impression and colors, fine gradations, shomen-zuri pattern on the last sheet (2005.1.55). Most of the sheets in the album are the first edition printing.
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu” with Nobuyuki
Colored ink on paper, sheets assembled in folding album format, red silk on the covers, woodblock prints.
Two women accompany a young girl in the foreground, while at rear a man in kimono and Western style hat supervises his son and daughter petting a ram at the Tokyo Zoo, founded in1882 at Ueno Park.
For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.
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