Preparatory Drawing of 'Annual Events and Customs of the Eastern Capital: Twelfth Month'
(Azuma fuzoku nenju gyoji: Junigatsu)
sumi ink on paper with red underdrawing, lightly attached to paper backing at corners, inscribed near upper edge indicating the title, juni (12), ca. 1890
14 1/8 by 9 3/8 in., 36 by 23.8 cm
This composition is a preliminary drawing related to Chikanobu's 1890 series, Annual Events and Customs of the Eastern Capital which illustrated women engaging in seasonal activities according to the twelve months. The beauty is bundled up with a pale blue head scarf and a Western-style fringed shawl over her lilac outer-robe as she passes through the lively outdoor Toshi no Ichi (Year-End Fair) at a shrine.
(inv. no. C-1785)
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