Yoshu Chikanobu Chiyoda Inner Palace Poetry Contest

Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912

Preparatory Drawing with Print of 'Chiyoda Inner Palace: Poetry Contest'
(Chiyoda no ooku: Uta awase)

sumi ink on paper drawing illlustrating a near final version of the design; the woodblock print signed on the right sheet Yoshu Chikanobu, dated within publisher Fukuda Hatsujiro's double-fish seal, Meiji nijuhachinen sangatsu futsuka insatsu (printed in Meiji 28 [1895] March 2nd), Donen sangatsu itsuka hakko (published in the same year March 5th), Hakkosha Fukuda Hatsujiro, and his seal, Ningyo-cho dori gusokuya han, with block carver's seal, tsugeto (Tsuge Yoshinobu), ca. 1895

drawing 14 5/8 by 9 3/8 in., 37 by 23.9 cm
oban tate-e triptych 14 by 28 in., 35.5 by 71 cm.

(inv. no. C-1781)



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