Surimono of Women,

Part II

 

 

 

Series: A Series of Five on Salt Gathering (Shiohi goban no uchi)

Number on print: 1

Description: Beauty standing next to a large anchor holding  stick and a fish

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: c. 1830

Schaap: 2.a.4.1

 

Series: A Series of Five on Salt Gathering (Shiohi goban no uchi)

Number on print: 2

Description: A squatting beauty holding down an octopus

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: c. 1830

Schaap: 2.a.4.2

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

Series: A Series of Five on Salt Gathering (Shiohi goban no uchi)

Number on print: 3

Description: A beauty with a wooden stick in her hand and a young girl at her side

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: c. 1830

Schaap: 2.a.4.3

 

Series: A Series of Five on Salt Gathering (Shiohi goban no uchi)

Number on print: 4

Description: A kneeling beauty digging for shells with a basket at her side

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: c. 1830

Schaap: 2.a.4.4

 

Series: A Series of Five on Salt Gathering (Shiohi goban no uchi)

Number on print: 5

Description: A standing beauty tying her belt with a scythe leaning against a basket at her feet

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: c. 1830

Schaap: 2.a.4.5

Description: Two beauties on the beach at Enoshima

Size: Shikishiban diptych (each sheet is about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Schaap: 2.c.4 

Description: Teahouse waitress (right) and geisha (left) by the gates of Okido with a view of Takanawa Bay and Mt. Fuji 

Size: Two Shikishiban from a larger composition (each sheet is about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: Early 1830s

Schaap: 2.c.6

 

Description: One of the daughters of the dragon king Ryûjin who lives in then bottom of the sea

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: 1832

Schaap: 2.d.1.1

 

Description: A beauty hanging a scroll painting in a tokonoma (decorative alcove in a home)

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: 1832

Schaap: 2.d.1.2

 

Description: A beauty watching a toy snake

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: 1833 or 1839

Schaap: 2.d.1.3

 

Description: Two beauties, one inspecting her hair with two mirrors

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: c. 1831

Schaap: 2.d.1.4

 

Description: A seated oiran with her kimono spread out around her with a caldron behind her

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: c. 1835

Schaap: 2.d.1.5

 

Description: Courtesan in training (shinzô) kneeling by a pile of cushions on which a large ox is resting, in an allusion to a model of an ox (nade-ushi) stroked for good luck

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: 1829

Schaap: 2.d.1.8

 

Description: A courtesan kneeling in a covered boat at night

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date: c. 1830s

Schaap: 2.d.1.9

 

Image courtesy of Richard Illing

 

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Description: A girl smoking a pipe on New Year’s day

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date:

Schaap: 2.d.1.10

   

 

Description: A geisha and a waitress (nakai) with a lantern outside an imposing gate

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date:

Schaap: Not listed

 

Description: A geisha with samisen

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date:

Schaap: Not listed

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for the image.

 

Title: The Oak Barrier Garden at Noda in Shimosa Province (Shimosa Noda Kashiwazeki no Sono)

Description: A geisha folding an origami superimposed on a on a battledore

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date:

Schaap: Not listed

 

Title:

Description: Beautiful woman holding a cat

Size: Shikishiban (about 8 by 7 inches or 21 by 18 centimeters)

Date:

Schaap: Not listed

Description: Seated courtesan with a kokyu bow, shamisen and koto

Size: 20.2 x 30.6 centimeters

Date:

Schaap: Not listed

Title: Fancy goods store changing its name to Tochiya Tochibei (Komamono ya kokoku)

Description: Store with women admiring the merchandise

Size: 19.4 x 53.5 cm.

Date: c. 1852

Schaap: Not listed

 

Note: This is an advertising print (hikifuda) and not a true surimono.

“Schaap” refers to listing in Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi by Robert Schaap (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 1998).

 

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