Five Modern Women

(T˘sei gonin musume, 當盛五人娘)

Publisher: Echizen-ya Heisabur˘ (seal name Shiba Kohei, 司馬 越平)

Late 1830s

 

Although not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961), this series is listed in Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium by Andreas Marks (2011, Hotei Publishing, Leiden, p. 115). The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.

 

Title: Osome Hisamatsu (おそめ久松)

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Description: Woman at table painting

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

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Description: Woman with a kimono in her mouth

 

I am grateful to Louise Holmlund for this image.

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

 

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