Untitled Series of Famous Places in Edo

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirô

1853

 

This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

Snow at Benten Shrine and Kinryûzan Temple in Asakusa (Asakusa kinryûzan bentenyama setchû no zu, 浅草金龍山辨天山雪中之圖)

A second edition of the above print with a snow pattern on the water in the foreground

A Picture of Prosperity in the Theater District

(Shibaichô hanei no zu, 芝居町繁栄の圖)

Cherry Blossoms at Tsukiji Temple (築地*之圖)

 

NOTE: This and the two previous prints constitute a series of “snow, moon and flowers”

Picture of Meguro Fudo Shrine (目黒不動之圖)

Another state of the above design with a green foreground devoid of shadows

Shiba Atago Mountain (芝愛宕山之圖)

 

NOTE: This print bears no publisher’s seal, and the corners of the image are not rounded. 

Rain at the man-made gorge of the Kanda River at Ochanomizu in Edo

 

NOTE: This print is not part of the above series and dates from the 1830s.  The palate is limited, and the landscape is reduced to a few broad geometric shapes.  Other than Kuniyoshi’s signature, the print is devoid of both text and seals.

These two American paintings were made about a century after Kuniyoshi’s print of rain at the gorge of the Kanda River.

 

Artist: Milton Avery

Title: Bird and Breaking Wave

Date: 1944

 

Artist: Georgia O’Keefe

Title: Lake George

Date: 1922

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