Brother Pictures: A Select Comparison of Warriors (Eky˘dai mitate musha awase, 繪兄弟見立武者合)

Publisher: Wakamatsu-ya Yoshir˘

c. 1834

 

Each print in this series shows a beautiful women (bijin, 美人) who is likened to a famous warrior, whose image is inset. The series is listed as 91 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á The prints are about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.á

Kuniyoshi -  Brother Pictures- A Select Comparison of Warriors (Eky˘dai mitate musha awase, Keishin at the Fish Market

 

Title: Keishin at the Fish Market (Uoichi, 魚市), Humility (Taninobu, 渓信)

Description: A child crawling through its motherʼs legs at a fish market compared to the virtue of humility in inset

 

Kuniyoshi -  Brother Pictures- A Select Comparison of Warriors (Eky˘dai mitate musha awase), c

 

Another state of the above design with the seal of the publisher Wakamatsu-ya Yoshir˘ (seal name 若松) in the left lower corner

Kuniyoshi - Brother Pictures- A Select Comparison of Warriors (Ekyodai mitate musha awase), A beauty on a staircase, c

 

Title: Kiso Yoshinaka at Kurikara Pass (Kiso Yoshinaka kurikara toge)

Description: Beauty on a staircase

 

Kuniyoshi - Brother Pictures- A Select Comparison of Warriors (Ekyodai mitate musha awase), A beauty on a staircase, c

 

Another state of the above design

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Title: Kusunoki Masashige (楠公ノ夜打)

Description: Beauty standing next to a folding screen

 

 

Title: Ishibashiyama á(石橋山)

Description: Woman with bundles of wood

ôRobinsonö indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

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