Flower Arrangement and Tea Ceremony

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Watanabe Nobukazu (1874-1944)
Published 1890
Dimensions Ôban tate-e triptych [Each sheet ~15.6 x 10.7 inches]
Notes Series: Onna Reishiki no Zu: Sketches of Womens Ritual Ceremonies
Signature: Nobukazu Yôsai
Publisher: Hasegawa

A triptych showing court ladies flower arranging and taking part in a tea ceremony, from the series Onna Reishiki no Zu: Sketches of Womens Ritual Ceremonies.

Nobukazu (1874-1944) was a Tokyo print designer and painter. Although his original name was Shimada Jiro, as an artist he is known by two first names; Watanabe, and Yōsai . He was considered the best student of Yōshū Chikanobu (1838-1912). Nobukazu worked in a variety of genres, but is perhaps best known for his Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese War prints (senso-e). During the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), Nobukazu did a considerable number of outstanding triptychs and made his reputation designing battle scenes on land and sea. He also produced lithographs.

Condition: Toning to sheets. Minor creasing to sheets. Some fugitive inking.
Framing mounted
Price £400.00
Stock ID 51274