Animals and Plants,

Part II

 

 

Kuniyoshi - untitled series of dragons, c

 

Series: Untitled series illustrating dragons

Robinson: Not listed

Title: None

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Dragon flying above turbulent waves

Date: c. 1831

Publisher: Morita-ya Hanz˘

 

Kuniyoshi - (˘ban) Untitled series illustrating dragons, Two dragons by a waterfall

 

Series: Untitled series illustrating dragons

Robinson: Not listed

Title: None

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Two dragons by a waterfall

Date: c. 1831

Publisher: Morita-ya Hanz˘

 

NOTE: Although this untitled series is not listed in Appendix 1 of Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961), this print is illustrated as Plate 26.á

Kuniyoshi - (˘ban) Untitled series illustrating dragons, Dagon and waves

 

Series: Untitled series illustrating dragons

Robinson: Not listed

Title: None

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Dagon and waves

Date: c. 1831

Publisher: Morita-ya Hanz˘

 

Kuniyoshi - Drawings of Birds & Beasts (Kinju zue), Phoenix & Lobster

 

Series: Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue, 禽獣圖會)

Robinson: 38

Title: Phoenix and Lobster (Taiho, ebi 大鵬海老)

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Phoenix and lobster

Date: 1837

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (˘ban) Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue), Phoenix & Lobster (Alt

 

Another state of the above print

 

Kuniyoshi - Drawings of Birds & Beasts (Kinju zue), Phoenix & Lobster

 

Yet another state

 

Horse

 

Series: Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue, 禽獣圖會)

Robinson: 38

Title: Horse (Uma)

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: A rearing horse among cherry blossoms

Date: 1837

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

NOTE: This print is illustrated as Plate 27 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á

Dragon and Tiger

 

Series: Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue, 禽獣圖會)

Robinson: 38

Title: Tiger (tora, )and dragon (tatsu, )

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: A tiger looks up at a dragon next to a waterfall

Date: 1837

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

Kuniyoshi - (˘ban) Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue), Dragon and Tiger (Alt

 

Another state of the above design

Kuniyoshi - (˘ban) Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue), A Shishi (Chinese lion) and her cub near a cliff with peonies

 

Series: Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue, 禽獣圖會)

Robinson: 38

Title: Chinese Lion (Shishi, 獅子)

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: A Shishi (Chinese lion) and her cub near a cliff with peonies

Date: 1837

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

Kuniyoshi - (˘ban) Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue), A Shishi (Chinese lion) and her cub near a cliff with peonies (Blue)

 

Another state of the above print.

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Series: Birds and animals illustrated (Kinjű zue, 禽獣圖會)

Robinson: 38

Title: 鳳凰 麒麟

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: A phoenix and an animal resembling a giraffe

Date: 1837

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

Kuniyoshi - A cat Making Mice Fear, 1841

 

Series: None

Robinson: Not listed

Title: A Cat Making Mice Fearful (鼠よけの猫)

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: A fat cat with a collar

Date: c. 1841

Publisher: No publisherĺs seal. The red seal under Kuniyoshiĺs signature is the Toshidama seal of the Utagawa school of ukiyo-e artists.

 

Kuniyoshi - Exhibition of a Large Fossilized Ammonite

 

Series: None

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Exhibition of a large fossilized ammonite

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Exhibition of a large fossilized ammonite

Date:

Publisher: Mori-ya Jihei

 

Kuniyoshi - flowers composed of ____

 

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Size: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Two flowers composed of tiny shishi (Chinese lions)

Date:

Publisher: No seal

 

Kuniyoshi - Sparrows flitting around snow-covered branches of bamboo (22

 

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title: None

Size: 22.5 x 16.6 cm. Description: Sparrows flitting around snow-covered branches of bamboo

Date:

Publisher: No seal

 

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) Cats as the 53 Stations of the T˘kaid˘, c

Series: None

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Drawings of Fifty-three Lovingly Raised Animals (My˘ kaik˘ gojűsanbiki, 其のまま地口 猫飼好五十三疋)

Size: ďban triptych (each sheet is about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Cats representing each of the fifty-three stations of the T˘kaid˘ road

Date: 1847-1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

published by Watanabe from recarved wood blocks

This is a reproduction of the above triptych made by Watanabe.á The woodblocks were expertly reproduced, but a careful examination will reveal slight differences in the black outlines and text.

Robinson: 198

Title: Series of Proverbs (Tatoe-zukushi no uchi, たとえ尽の内)

Size: ďban diptych (each sheet is about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Cats illustrating various proverbs

Date: 4th month of 1852

Publisher: Kaga-ya Yasubei

 

NOTE: Robinson lists Tatoye-dzukushi no uchi as series 198.á Since only one of the three designs, of which I am aware, bears a title, it seems more accurate to consider this to be a triptych.

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Title: Fashionable Cats Juggling Balls (流行猫の曲鞠 on left sheet and 流行猫の曲手まり on right sheet)

Date: c. 1841

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) Famous Products of the Provinces, Butchering a Dead Whale, 1837-39

Series: Famous Products of the Provinces

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Butchering a Dead Whale

Size: ďban triptych (each sheet is about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description:

Date: 1837-1839

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Kuniyoshi - (triptych)  Big catch and prosperity of seven bays (Nanaura tairyo hanjo no zu), 1853

Series: None

Title: Big Catch and Prosperity of Seven Bays (Nana ura tairy˘ hanj˘ no zu, 七浦大漁繁昌之図)

Size: ďban triptych (each sheet is about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: A group of women and a child watching a whale hunt

Date: 1853

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) Crouds viewing a captured whale  in a bay with a view of Mt

Series: None

Title: Crowds viewing a captured whaleá in a bay with a view of Mount Fuji

Size: ďban triptych (each sheet is about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Crowds viewing a captured whaleá in a bay with a view of Mt. Fuji

Date: c. 1848-1853

Publisher: Maru-ya Seigir˘

Kuniyoshi - (triptych)  whales Image5

Series: None

Title:

Size: ďban triptych (each sheet is about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Description: Drawing for a triptych of whales being pulled ashore

Date:

Publisher: No seal

ôRobinsonö refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á

 

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