WOMEN ON PATROL DURING A FIRE (Toyohara Chikanobu)

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N.1 triptych of ukiyo-e woodblock prints
Year: 1896
Condition: good
Size: 71,5 x 35,5 cm

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Description

A patrol of women armed with naginata (薙刀), belonging to the unit who guarded the women’s quarters of the Edo Castle (江戸城), performs the night guard service during an evacuation that has become necessary following the outbreak of a fire in the residence of the shogun (将軍).

The compelling triptych of woodblock prints, made in March 1896 by the artist Toyohara Chikanobu (豊原周延) and produced by the publisher Fukuda Hatsujiro (福田初次郎), owner of Gusokuya (具足屋), is entitled “Evacuation” (お立ち退) and is taken from the series “Chiyoda Inner Palace” (千代田之大奥).

The prints on Japanese washi paper (和紙), despite the right signs of aging including slight stains, are in overall good condition, thanks also to an effective relining carried out on the back.