Miscellaneous Fan Prints of Women

Part III

 

 

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Five beauties reflected in mirrors

Date:

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyûbei

Title: Cherry Trees of the Yoshiwara at Evening (Yoshiwara no yozakura)

Description: courtesans viewing spring cherry blossoms

Date: c. 1845

Publisher: Izuzen

Series: A Series of Famous Pine Trees (松尽)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: The Pine Tree at Takasago

Description:

Date: 1849-1853

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Series: A Series of Famous Pine Trees (松尽)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: 人おまつ

Description:

Date: 1849-1853

Publisher: Hon-ya Genpachi

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

Series: A Series of Famous Pine Trees (松尽)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: 首尾の松

Description: Woman at a window

Date: 1849-1853

Publisher: Hon-ya Genpachi

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

Series: Beauty’s Analogues for the Akegarasu

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description:

Date: 1847-1848

Publisher: Hon-ya Genpachi

 

NOTE: “Akegarasu” literally translates as “daybreak sound of a crow”, but it is also the title of a poetry anthology published in 1773.  

Series: Beauty’s Analogues for the Akegarasu

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Woman with a stringed instrument

Date: 1847-1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Publisher: Hon-ya Genpachi

Keyblock print for the above design with the book-shaped inset and artist’s seal not yet carved

Series: Untitled series of women’s tasks

Robinson: Not listed

Description: Beauty serving boiled rice with tea (ochazuke)

Date: c. 1840-1844

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: The signature reads Chô-ô-rô Kuniyoshi ga (朝櫻楼 国芳 ) and is in an elongated gourd-shaped Toshidama seal cartouche ().  The Toshidama seal was used by members of the Utagawa School of printmakers.  About 1844, Kuniyoshi’s competitor, Kunisada, declared himself head of the Utagawa School.  Thereafter, Kuniyoshi severed his connection with the school and ceased using its seal.

Series: Untitled series of women’s tasks

Robinson: Not listed

Description: Beauty washing clothes

Date: c. 1840-1844

Publisher: No seal

Series: Untitled series of women’s tasks

Robinson: Not listed

Description: Beauty preparing an eel

Date: c. 1840-1844

Publisher: No seal

Series: Flowers, Birds, Wind and Moon

(Kacho fugetsu)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Moon ()

Description: Beauty on a boat under a full moon

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: Masugindô

Series: Flowers, Birds, Wind and Moon

(Kacho fugetsu)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Wind (Kaze, )

Description: Beauty on a boat enjoying the evening cool on the river

Date:

Publisher: Enshû-ya Matabei

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Geisha and view of Mt. Fuji

Date: 1843-1845

Publisher:

Series: It’s an Auspicious day to… (最上吉日つくし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Woman selling decorative bowls

Date: 1843-1845

Publisher: Enshûya Matabei

Series: It’s an Auspicious day to… (最上吉日つくし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Woman gathering yarn on her arms

Date: 1843-1845

Publisher: Enshûya Matabei

Series: It’s an Auspicious day to… (最上吉日つくし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: 仕立ものよし

Description: Woman winding thread

Date: 1843-1845

Publisher: Enshûya Matabei

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

Title: Jewel of the Seashore (渚乃珠 , Nagisa no tama)

Description: Woman mending a fish net

Date: c. 1836

Publisher: no seal

Series: Matching of Treasures with Charming Women (Enjo takara awase)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Young woman of Mino making a theatrical wig

Date: 1843-1845

Publisher: no seal

Series: Matching of Treasures with Charming Women (Enjo takara awase)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Beauty sewing a pouch

Date: 1843-1845

Publisher: no seal

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Vesper haze

Description:

Date:

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichiemon

Series: Beauty’s analogies for the seven gods of good luck

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Hotei

Description:

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyûbei

Series: Comparison of Five Modern Colors (Imayô goshiki awase)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Red (seki)

Description:

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: no seal

Series: Contemporary Ships of Various Kinds

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Insect cage

Description:

Date: 1st month of 1853

Publisher: Ômiya Yohei

Series: Contemporary Ships of Various Kinds

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description:

Date: 1st month of 1853

Publisher: Ômiya Yohei

Series: Flowers in Full Bloom

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description:

Date: 1853-1857

Publisher: Ise-ya Sôemon

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Bustling activity at Ryogoku Bridge

Description: Beauty overlooking Ryogoku Bridge

Date: First month of 1855

Publisher: Ise-ya Sôemon

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

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