Comic and Miscellaneous Triptychs and Diptychs, Part II

 

 

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Kuniyoshi - (diptych) Eight Brides for the Only Son (Hitori musuko ni yome hachinin), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII and his fans, 1847-52, get text

Title: Eight Brides for the Only Son (Hitori musuko ni yome hachinin)

Description: Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII with his female fans

Publisher: Enshû-ya Hikobei

Kuniyoshi - Miracle of Masterpieces by Ukiyo Matabei Making Drawings that Come to Life and Parade Around Him (Ukiyo Matabei meiga no kidoku), 1853, get text etc

Title: Miracle of Masterpieces by Ukiyo Matabei (Ukiyo Matabei meiga no kidoku, 浮世又平名画の奇特)

Description: The artist Ukiyo Matabei making paintings that come to life and parade around him.  The paintings resemble the following actors:

Kuniyoshi - (diptych) Ukiyo Matabei Making Drawings that Come to Life & Parade Around Him (Ukiyo Matabei meiga kitoku), 1853, get text etc(key)

1. Ichikawa Kodanji IV: Ukiyo Matabei
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Asao Okuyama: kaminari
3. Arashi Kangorô: geihô
4. Nakamura Kantarô: takajô, falconer
5. Sakata Sajûrô: fukurokuju, god of wisdom & longevity
6. Nakamura Aizô: fuji musume, wisteria girl
7. Ichikawa Hirogorô: zatô, blind
8. Nakayama Bungorô: saru, monkey
9. Arashi Otohachi: oni no nenbutsu
10. Nakayama Ichizô: Benkei
Date: 6th month of 1853

Publisher: Koshimura-ya Heisuke

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) 3547-C03

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Publisher: Enshû-ya Hikobei

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Title: The Inner Chamber—first koto performance of the new year (Ôoku no hikizome, 御奥の弾初)

Description: Women listening to a blind musician

Date: 1849-1851 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu)

Publisher: Enshû-ya Matabei

 

I am grateful to Elaine Boatin for supplying information about this triptych.

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) New Year Felicitations (Haru no kotobuki), bijin watching New Year's dancers, 1847-52, pub

Title: New Year Felicitations (Haru no kotobuki, 春の寿)

Description: Beautiful women watching New Year’s dancers

Date: 1847-1852

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) Kabuki performance for women

Title: Theater Performance for Shogun’s Harem (Oooku shibai) of the kabuki play Sugawara denju tenarai kagami (菅原伝授手習鑑) with Nakamura Kanemon IV as Matsu-o-maru (center) and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Sakura-maru (right)

Date: 1850-1851 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu with shita-uri seal)

Publisher: Tama-ya Sôsuke

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Title: The First Crossing of the Ryogoku Bridge on the 23rd Day of the 11th Month, 1855 (安政乙卯十一月廿三日両国橋渡初之図)

Description: The opening of the new Ryokoku Bridge

Date: 11th month of 1855

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburô

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) TRIPTYCH OF THE NEW YEAR

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Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

Kuniyoshi - (diptych oban) group of young & old women cavorting while a bijin reads an ehon, c 1850, pub

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Description: A group of women cavorting while a beauty (bijin) reads a book (ehon)

Date: c. 1850

Publisher: Hayashi-ya Shôgorô

Kuniyoshi - (diptych)   7 Troubles of Women (Shichi kennon musubu ennichi)

Title: Seven Troubles of Women (Shichi kennon musubu ennichi)

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Publisher: Enshû-ya Hikobei

Kuniyoshi - The Sake Drinkers, pub

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Publisher: Ôta-ya Takichi

Kuniyoshi - 201-3157 & 201-3158

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Kuniyoshi - (oban diptych) Exhibition of a Glasswork Ship, 1847

Title: Exhibition of a Glasswork Ship

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Date: 1847

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

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Date: 1830-1844

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) Happy gods  1847-52

Title: Shiri-tori-ne Nashi Kusagusa

Description: Numerous figures engaged in various activities portraying legends, heroes, and stories

Date: 1847-1852

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

Kuniyoshi - (diptych & drawing) Six old Men at the countryside drinking tea and telling stories (Inaka no rokunin no rojin ga ocha nomi hanashi o shite iru zu)

Title: Six Old Men in the Countryside Drinking Tea and Telling Stories (Inaka no rokunin no rojin ga ocha nomi hanashi o shite iru zu)

Description: Complete diptych and drawing for right panel

Date: 1847-1852

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) A group of actors on their way to Oji Shrine (Inari jinja) on New Year's day, signed

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Title: Long Life (長寿命づくし)

Description: Comic characters involved in activities of daily living around a giant kanji for longevity ()

Date: 1847-1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Shimidzu-ya Naojirô

Title: 浮世与しづ久志

Description: People engaged in various activities around the word “good” written in hiragana (よし)

Date: 1846-1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Publisher: Yamashiro-ya

[7 gods of good luck] 1856

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Description: The seven gods of good luck

Date: 1856

Publisher: Enshû-ya Hikobei

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Description: Asahina Saburô on the seashore with a group of strange inhabitants of foreign lands

Date: c. 1836

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirô

 

NOTE: This triptych is listed as T31 in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982).  I am grateful to Ward Pieters for information about this print.

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) [view of hell],1830-44, 005-0071

Title: Untitled (a view of Hell)

Description: In the center sits Enma (or Emma), King of Hell, dressed as a Chinese official, flanked by his minions.  He sits in judgment, deciding whether the deceased had been good or bad. Those found wanting are shown being boiled, crushed, burnt or having their tongues pulled out.

Date: c. mid 1830’s

Publisher: Yorozu-ya Magobei (yellow rectangle in left-lower corner)

  

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