Glasses for Inspecting the Human Heart

(Jinshin megane no mitôshi, 人心目鏡見通)

Punlisher: Yahata-ya Sakujirô

c. 1845

 

The object in the right or left upper corner is a telescope.  This series is listed as number 152 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

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Description: Woman holding a mirror and hairpin

 

 

Description: Woman sewing

 

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Description: Woman standing by bowl with chopsticks

 

 

Description: Woman reading a letter

 

 

A less labor-intensive state of the above design

 

Description: Woman with paper lantern

 

Description: Woman with collapsed paper lantern

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

 

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