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(1838 - 1912)
Chiyoda Inner Palace
- no. 38: Year-end Cleaning -

Signed:                 Yoshu Chikanobu
Publisher:             Fukuda Hatsujiro
Dated:                   27 November 1895
Size:                      oban triptych  (c. 37 x 25.5 cms / 14.6" x 10" - each sheet)

Very good impression and color, a faint
transfer stain, else very good condition.
Full size with margins. - Three separate sheets as issued. -

ref. no.:  # 712775
Price:     € 390.00
"The Chiyoda Inner Palace (Chiyoda no Ooku) series of 1895-96 ... provides detailed pictures of life in Edo Castle before the Meiji Restoration of 1868 ... Chikanobu documented various annual ceremonies in the women's quarters, especially those at New Year's, and seasonal activities, particularly those conducted in the palace gardens."
(Bruce A. Coates, Chikanobu - Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints; Scripps College & Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 2006; see: pp.169-178)

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