Comparison of Women’s Forms with the New River

(Onna imagawa sugata awase, 女今川姿合)

Publisher: Sôshű-ya Yohei

c. 1843

 

This series is listed as number 95 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 ôban.

 

Number: 1

Description:

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

 

Number: 2

Description: A standing woman, facing front, wearing a patterned gown of grey, blue, and white, with a red-patterned under robe

 

Another state of the above print

 

Number: 4

Description: A standing woman in a multi-colored robe, leaning over to a young girl dressed similarly

 

Number: 5

Description: A standing woman, hand to chin, wearing an ornate red and grey gown with Genji motifs

 

Number: ?

Description: A standing woman in a blue gown, lighting her pipe

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

 

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