Three Selected Beauties for Pine, Bamboo, and Plum

(Sambijin mitate shôchikubai, 三美人見立松竹梅) 

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirô

c. 1843

  

Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (shôchikubai, 松竹梅), also known as the Three Friends of Winter, is a common subject in Japanese art.  The series is listed as number 131 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.

Kuniyoshi -   3 Selected Beauties for Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Sambijin mitate shochikubai, R131), Pine (Matsu), c

 

Title: Pine (Matsu, ) 

Description:

 

Kuniyoshi -   3 Selected Beauties for Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Sambijin mitate shochikubai, R131), Pine (Matsu), (Alt)

 

Another state of the above design

Kuniyoshi -   3 Selected Beauties for Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Sambijin mitate shochikubai, R131), Plum

 

Title: Plum ()

Description: Beauty with cat

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

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

 

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