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(Atsurae-zome konomi no irodori, 誂染好の色取)

Publisher: Ise-ya Semon

1853

 

This series of uchiwa (non-folding fan prints) is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). All bear the date seal for the 2nd month of 1853. I am grateful to Robert Pryor for his contributions to this series.

 

Title: Wisteria Mouse (Fuji nezumi, ふじ鼡, a mauve grey-brown)

Description: A courtesan viewing cherry blossoms at night from an upstairs room

Title: Indigo Sea-pine Tea (Aimirucha, あい見る茶, dark olive-brown)

Description: Woman holding a letter

Title: Edo Purple (Edo murasaki, 江戸むらさき)

Description: Woman holding a picture of the otokodate Sukeroku with his famous purple headband

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Description: Woman in a boat holding a cup

 

NOTE: The series title, Atsurae-zome konomi no irodori, is written as 誂染好の色どり on this print, whereas it is written as 誂染好の色取 on the other prints.

 

 

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