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Miyo no hana (The Flowers of the Present Regime)
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
    born: Takada, Echigo province (present-day Niigata prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Miyo no hana (The Flowers of the Present Regime), 1898, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in matted with .1636 and .1638
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1637
Label Text

Flowers of the present reign. Half-length pictures of six women and children of the Meiji period against a decorative background. The women are drawn on nearly square brightly colored backgrounds in imitation of sihkishi, or painting cards, and are placed against a pale gray background with a pattern of plum trees.