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倭錦春乃寿 Wakin haru no kotobuki (Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade)
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
    born: Takada, Echigo province (present-day Niigata prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • 倭錦春乃寿 Wakin haru no kotobuki (Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade), 1885, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: a 359 x 236 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: a 14 1/8 x 9 1/4 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b 360 x 238 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b 14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c 358 x 235 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c 14 1/8 x 9 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: a 375 x 253 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: a 14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: b 373 x 254 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: b 14 5/8 x 10 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: c 373 x 256 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: c 14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0066.a,b,c

Triptych. Emperor and Empress are receiving spring felicitation in the court. The interior is decorated with bright red brocade with a chrysanthemum pattern. A group of female musicians is in the garden outside the hall.
Right panel (c.) Emperor and Empress in formal attire. Emperor wears western military uniform, seated on the throne. Empress wears Japanese style clothes, standing by the emperor. A lady in waiting is kneeling behind them.
Central panel (b.) Two ladies in waiting are presenting food of the spring felicitation.
Left panel (a.) A lady in waiting is presenting a pine branch.