Women for the Eight Dispositions

(Hachi gyō onna no uchi, 八行女之内)

Publisher: Yamato-ya Kyūbei

c. 1843

 

These prints compare beautiful women (bijin, 美人) to the eight dispositions.  The series is listed as 93 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ōban. 

 

Title: (Respect), 妓王妓女

Description: Two bijin lounging on a raised tortoiseshell bed

 

 

Another state of the above design

 

Title:

Description: Standing beauty with cat

 

 

Title: (Filial piety)

侍従また湯谷と号す

Description:

 

 

 

 

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

 

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