March: Playing under the Cherry Blossoms - Attractive spring triptych depicting a couple of girls playing beneath a blossoming cherry tree, one chasing after the other. Two women sits on the verandah at right, chatting as they watch the children. The beauty at right wears a lavender kimono patterned with water plants, some of the leaves detailed with silver mica, tied with a green geometric print obi dotted with peonies. Her companion's robe is shaded from blue to white with a design of silver mica baskets filled with cherry blossoms. At right, a small tray holds a tiny teapot and cups. A cloth panel is hung from the cherry trees at right to provide privacy for the group. A charming design with lovely color and detail in the kimono and obi fabrics. Includes beautiful burnishing in the beauties' hair and additional touches of silver mica. We've never offered this subject before.
Artist - Miyagawa Shuntei (1873 - 1914)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling at edges, a few small spots, a couple small indents and light creases. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.