Hashimoto, Chikanobu,, 1838-1912,, artist.
[Japanese woman wearing wire spectacles]
1 print : woodcut, color.
Ukiyo-e print illustration showing a woman seated at a table dressed in a kimono and wearing eyeglasses.
Caption label from exhibit "Floating World," Major Genres--Beauties section: The "Beautiful People" of Victorian Japan. True Beauties, illustrated by Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912), contains delicately hued portraits of a host of "modern" Japanese women who thrived in the new and changing world three decades into the Meiji era (1868-1912). Clad in a kimono bearing her family crest, the young woman depicted here combines East and West in an exciting blend of fashions. From her blue-tinted spectacles to her gold ring, her accessories announce that she is a woman of means and expansive taste. Chikanobu, his carver, and his printer all worked to provide a rich palate of tones to mesmerize the viewer more than a century later.
Illus. in: Shin bijin. Tōkyō : Daikokuya Matsuki Heikichi :Akiyama Takeemon, Meiji 30-31 [1897-1898].
Title devised by Library staff.
Published in: The floating world of Ukiyo-e : shadows, dreams, and substance / essays by Sandy Kita ... [et al.], New York : Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, 2001, p. 134.
Exhibited: "The Floating world of Ukiyo-e: shadows, dreams and substances," organized by the Library of Congress, 2001.
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Illus. in NE1325.H35 A4 1897
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