Modern Checkered Materials for Night Cooling among the Flowers

(Tji ichimatsu hana no yo-suzumi, 當時一松花の夜涼)

c. 1848

 

These prints show women in checkered robes, each standing before an oversized flower. Some are printed primarily in blue, a style known as aizuri-e. The prints are listed as series number 112 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). However, the continuous nature of the background suggests that these sheets may have been intended to be placed side-by-side to form a polyptych. The individual sheets are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ban.

 

Flower: Carnations

Publisher: Ki-ya Sjir

 

Another state of the above design published by Iba-ya Kybei

 

Flower:

Publisher: Ki-ya Sjir

 

Another state of the above design published by Iba-ya Kybei

 

Flower:

Publisher: Ki-ya Sjir

 

Flower: Hydrangeas

Publisher: Iba-ya Kybei

Robinson refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

 

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