Amusing Select Comparisons of Birds and Trees (Tawamure mitate ch˘-moku awase, 戯見立鳥木合)

c. 1845

 

This series is listed as 158 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.á They were first published by an unidentified publisher whose seal is (Tsu) under a double mountain.á Some or all were reissued by another unidentified publisher whose seal is 万久 (Mankyű).

 

Title:

Description: Woman with palanquin and crouching child

Publisher: Tsu ()

 

I am grateful to Sophie Kinet-Vanloock for this image.

 

Title: へぼ将木に飛車鳥

Description: Woman with sh˘gi board (a game something like chess)

Publisher: Tsu ()

 

 

 

Title: 六木に日鳥

Description: Woman with cat

Publisher: Tsu ()

 

Title:

Description: Woman holding a closed umbrella

Publisher: Mankyű (万久)

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