Selected “Brother-pictures” of 30 Chosen Trees and Flowers

(E-kyôdai mitate san- bok’kwa-sen, 繪鏡臺見立三十木花撰)

Publisher: Jôshû-ya Kinzô

c. 1845

 

In this series, bust portraits of kabuki actors are likened to trees and flowers.  It is listed as number 155 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints in this series are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, Shino & knotgrass, E447, Marie de Strycker

 

Actor:

Role: Shinonome

Plant: Knotgrass

 

Image courtesy of Marie de Strycker

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, Shinonome & knotgrass (Alt

 

This is another state of the above print.

 

Actor: Bandô Shûka I

Role: Oshun

Plant: Wisteria (shirafuji)

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ishikawa Goemon, 005-0901

 

Actor: Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII

Role: Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門)

Plant: Flowering melon vine

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ishikawa Goemon a mirror decorated with melon vine flowers (Alt

 

Another state of the above design

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, pine

 

Actor:

Role:

Plant: Pine

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, Ichikawa Danjûrô VII

 

Actor: Ichikawa Kodanji IV

Role: Taira no Kiyomori Plant: Pine tree laden with snow

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, Iwai Kumesaburô III

 

Actor: Iwai Kumesaburô III

Role: Shirae Gompachi

Plant: Iris

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, Lady Yae in a mirror decorated with peonies

 

Actor:

Role: Lady Yae

Plant: Peonies                                        

 

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, actor Sawamura Tosshô I (Sawamura Sôjûrô V) wearing a white headscarf and blue striped kimono

 

Actor: Sawamura Tosshô I (Sawamura Sôjûrô V)

Role: Chubei

Plant: Prunus flowers

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, E446, Marie de Strycker

 

Actor:

Role:

Plant: Tiger lilies

 

Image courtesy of Marie de Strycker

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, 401-0012

 

Actor:

Role: Ashikaga Yorikane (よりかね)

Plant: Kaohsiung maple (高雄のもみぢ)

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, 139AU10

 

Actor:

Role:

Plant:

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, 139AU11

 

Actor:

Role: Genhichi

Plant: Morning glories

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, an actor as Abe no Yasuna in a mirror decorated with leaves, 401-0015

 

Actor:

Role: Abe no Yasuna

Plant: Arrowroot leaves

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, 401-0018

 

Actor:

Role: The swordsman Miyamoto Musashi

Plant: Lespedeza blossoms

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, actor as Watônai

 

Actor:

Role: Watônai

Plant:

Kuniyoshi - Selected 'Brother-pictures' of 30 Chosen Trees & Flowers, Actor as courtesan Shinobu of Miyagi gori in a mirror decorated with ferns

 

Actor:

Role: Courtesan Shinobu of Miyagi gori

Plant: Ferns

 

 

  

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