Kakemono-e of beautiful women

 

Kakemono-e are vertical diptychs that measure approximately 28 by 10 inches (72 by 25 centimeters).

 

Description: Beauty with a cricket cage

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Muramatsu Genroku)

Publisher: Masuda-ya Ginjirô

 

Another state of the above design

 

Description: Beauty holding a battledore and shuttlecock

Date: Late 1830s

Publisher: Masuda-ya Ginjirô

 

Description: Beauty reading a letter

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Kinugasa Fusajirô)

Publisher: Masuda-ya Ginjirô

 

Description: Beauty holding a covered pot

Date: Late 1830s

Publisher: Masuda-ya Ginjirô

 

Description: Beauty with an umbrella making a snow Daruma

Date: Late 1830s

Publisher: Masuda-ya Ginjirô

 

Description: Beauty standing onboard a pleasure craft at night, holding a letter in her mouth

Date:

Publisher: Possibly Kawaguchi-ya Shôzô

 

Description: A beauty of the Heian court pulling aside two curtains to play with her pet cat

Date:

Publisher: Maru-ya Jimpachi

 

Description: A silk worker and a faggot carrier 

Date: c. 1837-1842

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

 

Description: Beauty with a closed umbrella in falling snow

Date: c. 1831-1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

 

NOTE: This is the first edition.  A second edition was published about 1843 with the newly inserted censor seal of Tanaka (Tanaka Heishiro).

 

Description: Wisteria Daughter (Fuji musume) dressed as a sambaso dancer under cherry blossoms and a temple bell

Date: c. 1830s - 1851

Publisher: Masuda-ya Ginjirô

 

Description: Beauty washing cloths under a full moon

Date: c. 1839-1842

Publisher: Maru-ya Jimpachi

 

Description: Tokiwa-gozen and her children in the snow; a village in the background

Date: c. 1835-1840

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

 

NOTE: This kakemono-e is listed as S95c.1 in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982)

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Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters) 

Description: Tokiwa-gozen and her three children

Date: c. 1835-1840

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

 

NOTE: This kakemono-e is listed as S95c.1a in the privately published supplement to Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982)  

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters) 

Description: Shizuka-gozen in her shirabyôshi costume beneath a rolled bamboo blind

Date: c. 1835-1840

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

 

NOTE: This kakemono-e is listed as S95c.2 in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982)

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters) 

Description: Kaga no Chiyo with her bucket by the well looking down at morning glories

Date: c. 1835-1840

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

 

NOTE: This kakemono-e is listed as S95c.3 in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982)

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters) 

Description: Anju-hime carrying buckets of salt water on the shore

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: Maru-ya Jimpachi

 

NOTE: This kakemono-e is listed as S95c.3a in the privately published supplement to Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982)

 

Another state of the above design with orange on top

 

Series: The Four Seasons (Shiki, 四季)

Season: Summer (Natsu, )

Robinson: Not listed

Description: Beauty with a fan

Date: c. 1843-1846

Publisher: Masugindô

 

NOTE: This print is not a kakemono-e.  It is a single sheet approximately 14 by 5 inches (36 by 13 centimeters), a size known as chûtanzakuban.

 

Description: Woman with young girl holding a doll

Date: c. 1845

Publisher: Probably Koga-ya Katsugorô

 

NOTE: The woman’s hairstyle suggests that she may be a historical figure rather than a contemporary Edo beauty.  I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

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