Fan Prints of Humorous and Miscellaneous Subjects,

Part I

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (fan) 'Roku kesen' of cats (pun 6 Immortal Poets or 6 cats with fur of different colors

Title: Roku kesen (猫の六毛撰).á This is a pun that can mean either Six Immortal Poets or Six Cats with Fur of Different Colors

Description: Cats imitating the Six Immortal Poets

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Muramatsu Genroku)á

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Title: Cats Enjoying the Evening Cool (猫のすずみ)

Description: Cats dressed as women in a small boat and on a quay

Date: 1839-1842

Publisher: No seal

Another state of the above design, with the kimono of the cat on the right having been simplified

Kuniyoshi - (fan)  hjjh

Title: Cats practicing their music (猫乃けいこ)

Date: 1841

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) cats depicting Chapter 10 of the Genjimon (Sakaki)

Title: http://www.kuniyoshiproject.com/Ukiyo-e%20Comparisons%20for%20the%20Cloudy%20Chapters%20of%20Genji%20I_files/image057.jpgááá(This genji-mon represents the tenth chapter of the novel, The Tales of Genji.á It is one of a set of 54 rectilinear heraldic devices, each representing one of the chapters.)

Description: Cats imitating chapter ten of the novel, The Tales of Genji

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: No seal

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Description: Cats engaged in various activities (猫身八毛意)

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: Kyu (phonetic pronunciation of )

Kuniyoshi - (fan) cats engaged in various activities (drawing)

Preparatory drawing for the above print titled 見立て猫見八貝

Kuniyoshi - (fan) A collection of cats (Nekotsuruken), c

Title: A collection of cats (Nekotsuruken)

Description: Cats are displayed in various attitudes with the following labels:

1. Fight during cat courtship (neko no kenka wa irogurui)

2. A grey cat, a tabby cat and a spotted bobtail cat slinking off (haige shirobuchi mike choko choko)

3. Purring and begging (nodo gorogoro narashite nedarimasho)

4. Meow, meow, meowŚthe soft touch of flirtation (sore nyan nyago nyan nyago jaretsukuna)

5. Black cat wearing a necklace (karasu ga kubittama shibarareta)

6. Tabby cat wandering around (dora wa h˘b˘ kakezuruten)

7. Mouse, meow, and come here!á (nezumi de nyaa kinasee)

Date: 1847

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Dancing cats - ca[1]

Description: Dancing cats

Date: c. 1841

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Dance of the Spectral Animals, c

Description: Dance of the spectral animals, a parody on the seven gods of good fortune (the cat is Benten, and the bullfrog is Hotei)

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) K-ken_m

Title: Three Cats at an Indoor Party

Description: Cats playing the game of ken

Date: 1841

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) The Cat Family at Home, C

Description: The cat family at home

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Pale Moon, Cats in Season (Oborozuki neko no sakari), view of the Yoshiwara with cats as courtesans behind the 'the cage'

Title: Pale Moon, Cats in Season (Oborozuki neko no sakari, おぼろ月猫の盛)

Description: View of the Yoshiwara with cats as courtesans behind in ôthe cageö

Date: 1846

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Making Faces Play by Cats (faces of cats in mirrors dressed as actors) -Act 7 of Chűshingura

Series: A Hundred Catsĺ Physiognomies (Neko no hyaku men-, 猫の百面相)

Robinson: 201

Description: Faces of cats dressed as actors from the seventh act of Chűshingura with the following roles and actors:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) A Hundred Cats' Physiognomies (Neko no hyaku men-s˘), R201, Making Faces Play by Cats (faces of cats in mirrors dressed as actors) -Act 7 of Chűshingura, 1842(key)

 

1. Onoe Eisabur˘ III (Baik˘)
2.á Nakamura Utaemon IV
3.á ďboshi Rikiya: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII
4.á ďboshi Yuranosuke: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V
5.á Ono Kudayű: Seki Sanjűr˘ III
6.á Nakamura Shibajűr˘ (probably)
7.á Okaru: Iwai Shijaku

Date: 1842

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Making Faces Play by Cats, dasdsa

Series: A Hundred Catsĺ Physiognomies (Neko no hyaku men-, 猫の百面相)

Robinson: 201

Description: Faces of cats dressed as actors reflected in mirrors with following actors:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) A Hundred Cats' Physiognomies (Neko no hyaku men-s˘), R201, Making Faces Play by Cats, dasdsa(key)

 

1. Osagawa Tsuneyo IV
2.á Unknown
3.á Seki Sanjűr˘ III
4.á ďtani Hiroemon V
5.á Iwai Tojaku (Iwai Hanshir˘ V)
6.á Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V
7.á Ichikawa Hirogor˘
8.á Ichikawa Hakoemon
9.á Nakayama Genjűr˘ (Ichiz˘)

Date: 1842

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) 100 Pictures of Cats (Neko no hyakumens˘), Making Faces Play by Cats, 1842

Series: A Hundred Catsĺ Physiognomies (Neko no hyaku men-, 猫の百面相)

Robinson: 201

Description: Faces of cats dressed as actors reflected in mirrors with following actors:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) A Hundred Cats' Physiognomies (Neko no hyaku men-s˘), R201, Making Faces Play by Cats, 1842

 

1.á Arashi Kichisabur˘ III
2.á Iwai Shijaku (Iwai Hanshir˘ VII)
3.á Ichikawa Kuz˘ II
4.á Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V (lobster pattern)
5.á Onoe Kikujir˘ II
6.á Nakayama Bungor˘
7.á Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V

Date: 1842

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) A Hundred Cats' Physiognomies (Neko no hyaku men-s˘), R201, K -

Series: A Hundred Catsĺ Physiognomies (Neko no hyaku men-, 猫の百面相)

Robinson: 201

Description:

Date: 1842

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Cats performing act 3 from a Chushingura series

Description: Cats performing act three of the Chűshingura

Date:

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Cats performing a scene from a play

Description: Cats performing a scene from a play

Date:

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) cats' kabuki with degatari chanters, c

Description: Catsĺ kabuki with degatari chanters

Date: c.1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki - Filed for Sum˘ Wrestling

Title: Futatsu ch˘ch˘ kuruwa nikki

Description: Two cats as sum˘ wrestlers in a famous scene from the kabuki theater

Date:

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - Kagamiyama

Title: Kagamiyama (賀美山)

Description: Cats as actors in a scene from the kabuki play Kagamiyama koky˘ no nishikie

Date:

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Anthropomorphic cats relaxing in summer, c1842

Title: None

Description: Anthropomorphic cats relaxing in summer

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: No seal

ôRobinsonö refers to series number in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

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