Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Chikanobu
Title Women and girls in Western dress with various hairstyles
Series Sokuhatsu Bijin Kurabe – A Comparison of Beautiful Women in Western Hairstyles
Date September 1, 1887
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi
Format Oban triptych (29 1/4" X 14 3/4")
Comment Burnishing, metallics.
This triptych has the title on each sheet, but the signature is only on the right sheet and the publisher is only on the left sheet. The elaborate hairdos in the upper panel are named and described in the title cartouches – such as the forked knot, the circle roll, and the English knot.
Price $950.
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