Feminine Pleasures of the Four Seasons

(Shiki no kokoro onna asobi, 四季心女遊)

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

1842-1846

 

These triptychs each consist of three chûban sized sheets (about 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters).  The series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints bear the seal of the censor Watanabe Shôemon.

Title: Spring

Description: Picking on the shore with bulrushes

Another state of the above triptych

Title: Natsu () Summer

Description: Summer at the Summida River with fireworks

Title: Autumn ()

Description: Two boats carry three beauties and a boy enjoying the evening cool on the Sumida river

Title: Fuyu () Winter

Description: Women, children and dogs playing in the snow

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

 

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