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(1838 - 1912)
Mother and child
- Preparatory drawing (shita-e) for a woodblock print -

Preparatory brush drawing in sumi (black ink) on thin paper,
with red underdrawing, for a woodblock print.

Signed:                 (unsigned, as usual)
Date:                    late 19th c.
Paper size:            c. oban

From a private collection of preparatory drawings by Chikanobu. This group of
drawings apparently had been kept in a filer, and so have small punch holes
along the top margin.

ref. no.: # S-WAL03
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The preparatory drawing conveys a good picture of Chikanobuís design approach as seen in the differences between the red underdrawing and the more detailed drawing in black ink.

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