Modern Comparisons of Flowers and Birds

(Tosei kacho awase, 當聖盛花鳥合)

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Chôzô

c. 1835

 

This series compares beautiful women with birds and flowers, which are pictured in a rectangular inset. The insets are aizuri-e (pictures printed entirely or primarily in blue).  The series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

 

Description: standing woman tying her obi patterned with birds

Inset: Autumn plants and a flying cuckoo

 

 

Description: Standing woman holding out a piece of cloth

Inset: Peach blossoms and a mountain pheasant

 

 

Description: Standing beauty 

Inset:

 

   “Robinson” indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

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