Toyohara Chikanobu - Holding a Japanese Fan. True Beauties Series. Published by Akiyama Buemon. Date 1897. Measures at 9.5 x 14.Bio: Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912) was a prolific woodblock artist of Japan's Meiji period during the 19th century. The Meiji period was when Japan moved from being an isolated society to its modern form, the effects of which were seen in politics, economy, foreign relations, and of course, art.
Very good, original Meiji album backing and minor soils.