Kuniyoshis paintings

Part II

 

Kuniyoshi - (painting) The Sengumi squad of firemen, c

Description: The Sengumi squad of firemen

Schaap: 2.32

Date: c. 1833

Location: Sensji (Asakusa Kannon Temple), Tokyo

Kuniyoshi - (painting) 2

Description: Male and female servants spring cleaning

Schaap: 2.33

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Location: Private collection, London

Description: Entertainers, vendors and other street characters

Schaap: 2.36

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Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Description: Actors off stage on a summer evening

Schaap: 3.37

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Location: Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

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Description: Actor Ichikawa Danjr VIII kneeling in a performance of Shibaraku with his long sword upright

Schaap: 3.38

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Description: Soga no Gor riding a galloping horse

Schaap: 4.49

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Description: Votive tablet of the Lonely House (Hitotsuya)

Schaap: 4.53

Date: 1855

Location: Sensji (Asakusa Kannon Temple), Tokyo

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for the following information about this votive tablet:

Kinoshita Naoyuki states the tablet was donated to the Sensoji by the owner of the Okamoto Brothel, who had commissioned the painting from Kuniyoshi. A version of the story of the Hag of Adachi-ga-Hara is linked to the founding of the Sensoji, explaining what may seem to have been an odd choice of a subject for a religious donation. According to Yoshiiku, Kuniyoshi was inspired by three different styles in painting this tablet― idealized Buddhist style for the goddess Kannon (left), naturalistic Western style for the hag, and flat ukiyo-e style for the young woman (right).

Kuniyoshi had depicted this story several times previously, from as early as c. 1839-1841. In 1855 he produced both this votive plaque and then a print version of it (shown below). Apparently, the plaque caused quite a stir, pro and con, and was the inspiration for the Matsumoto Kisaburo mannequin display at the same temple precinct the following year. Kuniyoshi then produced prints of the mannequin display, including several reiterations of this scene.

Kuniyoshi+ Sasaki Shiro Takatsuna with Ikezuki or Akechi Mitsuharu with his horse at Karasaki

 

Description: A seated warrior with his horse, possibly Sasaki Shiro Takatsuna or Akechi Mitsuharu

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Image courtesy of Michael Gorman

Kuniyoshi - handscroll 18 scenes with accompanying text relating the life and death of the travelling actress Okume, 1849-52, BM

Description: Hand scroll of 18 scenes with accompanying text relating the life and death of the traveling actress Okume

Schaap:

Date: c. 1849-1852

Location: The British Museum

 

NOTE: This scroll was painted by Tachibana Seiei (橘精栄) after a now lost original by Kuniyoshi

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Description: The arhat Handaka Sonja wearing monastic robe with shaven head and large earrings; poking with finger little dragon emanating from begging bowl in middle of rain cloud

Schaap: 5.57

Date: c. 1848-1854

Location: The British Museum

 

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Description: Hotei (one of the seven gods of good fortune) dressed in Chinese monks robe, carrying Chinese fan and linen bag, looking at his reflection on water

Schaap: 5.59

Date: c. 1848-1854

Location: The British Museum

 

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Description: Demons escaping from a box

Schaap: 5.60

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Location: ta Memorial Ukiyo-e Museum

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Description: Mt. Fuji

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Location: Private collection

 

Description: Beauty standing by two maple trees

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I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

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Description: The lucky god Daikokuten with his uchide no kozuchi (magic hammer) and his bag of goodies

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Date: c. 1848

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for information about this image.

 

Description: The lucky god Daikokuten, with bag of goodies on his back, hammering out wishing jewels

Schaap:

Date: Dated 1852

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Kuniyoshi - (painting) Figure with an umbrella

 

Description: Figure with an umbrella

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Kuniyoshi -hand painted fan showing an Onna Daruma, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga with kiri seal

Description: Onna Daruma

Schaap: Not listed

Date:

 

NOTE: Although difficult to read, this hand painted fan is signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga with a kiri seal

Description:

Schaap: Not listed

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Description: Kappa appearing from the Sumidagawa and terrifying a man who runs for his life

Schaap: Not listed

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Size: 6.5 x 17.5 in; 16.5 x 44.5 cm

Description:

Schaap: Not listed

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I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

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Description: Humorous Scenes of Combat and Contest

Schaap:

Date: c. 1830

Location: Honolulu Museum of Art accession 5472.1

Medium: Ink and color on silk handscroll, 11 3/4 92 in. (29.8 233.7 cm)

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Unsigned shunga (erotic) painting attributed to Kuniyoshi

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Unsigned shunga (erotic) painting attributed to Kuniyoshi

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Unsigned shunga (erotic) painting attributed to Kuniyoshi

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Unsigned shunga (erotic) painting attributed to Kuniyoshi

Description: Entering the ring ceremony

Schaap: Not listed

Date:

Size: 82.4 x 142.9 centimeters

Location: Tokyo Museum

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

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

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