Select Series of Shells in Elegant Taste

(Fry mitate kaizukushi, 風流見立て貝ずくし)

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Chz

c. 1834-1835

In this series of prints likens beautiful women to various seashells, which are inset in a toshidama frame. It 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 ban.

 

An elegantly dressed woman carrying a baby against her chest

 

A beauty with a blue coat and a yellow umbrella

 

 

 

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

 

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