Summer Evenings

(Natsu no yűgure, 夏の夕暮)

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

1853

 

In this group of fan prints (uchiwa-e), the texts in the title cartouches vary.  However, all show beautiful women (bijin) with flowers in the evening, all are dated the third month of 1853, and all with publisher’s seals were published by Enshű-ya Matabei.  The prints are each about 9 by 10 inches (23 by 25.5 centimeters).  This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

Description: Beauty with purple flowers

Description: Beauty by a river

Description: Beauty pointing at peony bushes

Description: Young woman watering flowers

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

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