A Collection of Pictures in Modern Style

(Imay˘ gakumen awase, 今様額面合)

Publisher: Izuzen

c. 1850


This series of uchiwa (non-folding fan) prints shows women with framed pictures.á The term ômodern styleö refers to the pictures being framed ̶ a practice recently imported from the West.á The series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).


Description: Woman holding a fan and burning a taper beside a portrait of Soga no Jur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) A Collection of Pictures in Modern Style (Imay˘ gakumen awase), 070

Description: Woman with a partially unrolled letter before a portrait of S˘j˘-b˘, king of the tengu

Description: Woman with picture of Soga no Gor˘ after having his kusazuri (plates hanging from the belt of traditional Japanese armor) ripped off by Asahina Sabur˘


I am grateful to Robert Pryor for information about this print.

Description: Woman writing with a picture of Minamoto no Yoshitsune under the cherry tree at Suma