Miscellaneous shunga prints

 

Series: None

Title: Illustrations of All Secret Countries (Ban inkoku no zu)

or Picture of an Honest Man (Maninkoku no zu)

Shagan: 20.31, page 354 (listed as Utagawa Kuniyoshi?)

Description:

Date: c. 1823-1826

Size: Double ban, about 45 x 56 cm (17 x 22 in.)

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: This unsigned print is generally attributed to Kuniyoshi.

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Raccoon Dog and Foxes at Play (Tanuki to kitsune no asobi

Series: None

Title: Raccoon Dog and Foxes at Play (Tanuki to kitsune no asobi, 狸ト狐の遊び)

Description: Raccoon dog and foxes having a picnic on the formers giant scrotum

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Suruga-ya Sakujir

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Series: Beauty of Facial Expression (Hyjybi)

Title: None

Description: Woman in ecstasy

Date: c. 1846

Size: Chban (about 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters)

Publisher: No seal

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Series: Aueyama

Shagan: 8.23, page 155

Date: 1831

Size: Hanshi-bon (each page of book approximately 8 by 61/3 inches or 22 by 16 cm)|

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Series: Makura kagami (Erotic mirror, 満具羅鏡)

Shirakura: 90

Date: 1832

Size:

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Series: Makura kagami (Erotic mirror, 満具羅鏡)

Shirakura: 91

Date: 1832

Size:

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Series: Kabuto kunki (Kabuto War Chronicles, 兜軍記)

Shirakura: 161

Date: 1844

Size: ban (about 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

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Series: Fry musha hakke (Eight Fashionable Warriors)

Shagan: 16.52, page 285 (listed as Utagawa Kuniyoshi?)

Date: 1840s

Size: Koban (about 3 by 4 inches or 9 by 12 centimeters)

 

NOTE: This unsigned print has been attributed to Kuniyoshi. It is based upon the novel Nans Satomi Hakkenden (The Biography of Nans Satomi and the Eight Dog Warriors) written by Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848). By a rather complicated set of circumstances, Fusehime, the daughter of Lord Anzai of the Satomi Clan, gives birth to eight great warriors fathered by a dog named Yatsufusa.

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Series: Untitled folding album (orihon)

Date: c. 1850

 

NOTE: The last page in this folding album of eight pictures is signed with Kuniyoshis pseudonym Hodoyoshi.

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Series: Untitled folding album (orihon)

Date: c. 1850

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Series: None

Title: Picture of War on a Mattress (Shitone gassen no zu, 褥合戰之圖)

Shagan: 25.29, page 428

Description:

Date: 1827

Size: Double ban, about 45 x 56 cm (17 x 22 in.)

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Series: Koi no minato-nygo no shimada (The Harbor of Love on the Island of Women)

Shagan: 6.3, page 119

Date: 1830

Size: Chban (each page of book approximately 7 by 4 inches or 17.5 by 12 centimeters)

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Series: Koi no minato-nygo no shimada (The Harbor of Love on the Island of Women)

Date: 1830

Size: Chban (each page of book approximately 7 by 4 inches or 17.5 by 12 centimeters)

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Series: Karine no yuma (Dreams while Napping, 仮寝の夢)

Shagan: 4.7, pages 82-83

Date: 1836

Size: Hanshi-bon (each page of book approximately 8 by 61/3 inches or 22 by 16 cm)|

Series: 石の followed by a number one through twelve

Date: c. 1830-1835

Size: 12 individual sheets each about 9 by 12 cm

 

NOTE: This unsigned image is composes of twelve individual sheets. It is from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, which attributes it to Kuniyoshi. It shows half-naked women performing acrobatic stunts on a ladder, which is a parody of the acrobatics performed by firefighters at festivals. The inscriptions on the buckets on the second lower print on the left refer to the Nakanocho Street in the Yoshiwara (the prostitution district of Edo). Below it is the large water barrel that stood at the gate of Yoshiwara; the gate is on the right. Possibly the twelve pictures form a calendar with references to the short and long months. Below is a c. 1880 photograph of fireman performing.

Series: Hana no egao (The Flowers Smile)

Description: Man and pregnant woman in front of floral screen

Date: c. 1840

Size: 8 x 11 1/8 inches

Shirakura refers to page numbers in Japanese Shunga of Kuniyoshi by Yoshihiko Shirakura, 2012, Heibonsha Ltd., Tokyo.

Shagan refers to listing in Japanese Erotic Art by Ofer Shagan, 2013, Thames & Hudson, London.

 

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