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

 

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