Kuniyoshi’s paintings

Part II

Description: The Sengumi squad of firemen

Schaap: 2.32

Date: c. 1833

Location: Sensôji (Asakusa Kannon Temple), Tokyo

Description: Male and female servants spring cleaning

Schaap: 2.33

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Location: Private collection, London

Description: Entertainers, vendors and other street characters

Schaap: 2.36

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Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Description: Actors off stage on a summer evening

Schaap: 3.37

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Location: Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo

 

Description: Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII kneeling in a performance of Shibaraku with his long sword upright

Schaap: 3.38

Description: Soga no Gorô riding a galloping horse

Schaap: 4.49

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Description: Votive plaque of the Lonely House (Hitotsuya)

Schaap: 4.53

Date: 1855

Location: Sensôji (Asakusa Kannon Temple), Tokyo

 

NOTE: This plaque demonstrates three different styles of painting.  The goddess Kwannon (left) is in idealized Buddhist style; the hag (center) is in naturalistic Western style; and the young woman (right) is in flat ukiyo-e style.

 

Description: A seated warrior with his horse, possibly Sasaki Shiro Takatsuna or Akechi Mitsuharu

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Image courtesy of Michael Gorman

Description: Hand scroll of 18 scenes with accompanying text relating the life and death of the traveling actress Okume

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Date: c. 1849-1852

Location: The British Museum

 

NOTE: This scroll was painted by Tachibana Seiei (橘精栄) after a now lost original by Kuniyoshi

 

Description: The arhat Handaka Sonja wearing monastic robe with shaven head and large earrings; poking with finger little dragon emanating from begging bowl in middle of rain cloud

Schaap: 5.57

Date: c. 1848-1854

Location: The British Museum

 

 

Description: Hotei (one of the seven gods of good fortune) dressed in Chinese monk’s robe, carrying Chinese fan and linen bag, looking at his reflection on water

Schaap: 5.59

Date: c. 1848-1854

Location: The British Museum

 

 

Description: Demons escaping from a box

Schaap: 5.60

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Location: Ôta Memorial Ukiyo-e Museum

 

Description: Mt. Fuji 

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Location: Private collection

 

Description: Hotei

Schaap:

Date: c. 1848

 

 

Description: Figure with an umbrella

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Description: Onna Daruma

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NOTE: Although difficult to read, this hand painted fan is signed “Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga” with a kiri seal

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Unsigned shunga (erotic) painting attributed to Kuniyoshi

Unsigned shunga (erotic) painting attributed to Kuniyoshi

Unsigned shunga (erotic) painting attributed to Kuniyoshi

Unsigned shunga (erotic) painting attributed to Kuniyoshi

Schaap” refers to listing in Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi by Robert Schaap (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 1998)

 

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