Chikanobu: Young Beauty Playing with her Cat (SOLD)

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Artist: Yōshū Chikanobu (1838-1912)
Title: Young Beauty Playing with Cat
Date: 1897

A young woman beams in delight as her cat plays with the cloth she is holding out for it. The cat wears a red collar with a bell, and the outlines of its fur have been blindprinted with the karazuri, or gauffrage technique, as the body of the feline is white. The young woman wears a beautiful kimono with patterns of butterflies against a spring green background with a latticed chrysanthemum pattern. The young woman wears a chrysanthemum in her own hair as well, and her red under-kimono is decorated with plovers.

Condition:  Excellent impression, color and condition. A few minor spots
Dimensions: 36.3 x 25 cm
Publisher:  Akiyama Buemon
Signature: Yoshu Chikanobu