Comparison of Poems

(Shi-ka-kyō uta awase, 定家卿歌合)

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

c. 1841

 

In this series, beautiful women are compared to poems.  The series is listed as numbers 94 and 149 (depending upon script) 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 ōban.

Kuniyoshi - Comparison of Poems (Shi-ka-kyō uta awase) (R 149)

 

Description: Woman with green plants

Robinson: 149

 

 

Description: Woman by a waterfall

Robinson: 149

 

 

Description: Female poet writing

Robinson: 94

 

Description: Woman bending over a flowering bush

Robinson: 149

 

Description: Woman dancing by a stream

Robinson: 94

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

 

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