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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

Description: Beauty on a staircase

 

 

Another state of the above design

 

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Description: Beauty standing next to a folding screen with Kusunoki Masashige in inset

 

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

 

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