Toyohara Chikanobu: The wife of Lord Enya — Enya Hangankan no Zu - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu

Title: The wife of Lord Enya — Enya Hangankan no Zu

Date: 1885

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Sunday, 18 January 2009 Title Beauty and Cherry Blossoms Artist Chikanobu Toyohara 1838-1912 Signature "Yoshu Chikanobu". Dated 1885. Publisher Kobayashi Tetsujiro. Medium/Technique Woodblock print. Impression Very good … Parts of the robes embossed. Colors Very good … Burnishing. Condition Very good … Lightly toned. Slightly soiled on the margins. Several repaired worm holes. A needle-size hole on the upper area of the right sheet. Description "Enya Hangankan no Zu". Lord Kono Moronao (the villain of the kabuki play, Kanadehon Chushingura) is secretly watching Kaoyo, the wife of lord Enya. She is famous for her beauty and has just taken a bath. Format 3 Oban tate-e Width Item 29.1 inches = 74.0 cm Height Item 14.4 inches = 36.5 cm

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