Triptychs of beautiful women,

Part III

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (triptych)     75685431age6 (alt

Title: Scene at Toeizan  (Toto Toeizen no zu, 東都東叡山の圖)

Description: Three ladies and a child in ornate robes admiring the cherry blossoms that surround them

Date: 1846-1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych)     75685431age6

Another state of the above triptych

Kuniyoshi - (triptych)  Three bijin on the engawa of a house overlooking a water-garden with a Koi pond, c

Title: None

Description: Three bijin on the engawa of a house overlooking a water-garden with a goldfish pond

Date: 1851 (censors Mera and Watanabe)

Publisher: Mikawa-ya

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) View of the Wide Sumida River

Title: View of the Wide Sumida River

Description:

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, snow) Court Ladies showing a giant snow cat to a young prince after the first snow, 1848 (Alt

Title: Snow Cat: The First Snow of the Year

Description: Court ladies showing a giant snow cat to a young prince Genji after the first snow

Date: 1847-1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tôbei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, snow) Court Ladies showing a giant snow cat to a young prince after the first snow, 1848

Another state of the above triptych

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Title: Crowds at the Horse Riding Stunts at Ryogôku (Ryôgoku daikyokuba no nigiwai, 両ごく大 馬の)

Description:

Date: 1851 (censors Mera and Watanabe)

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagorô

Kuniyoshi - (flowers, bushes tc black) 201-4313 to 201-4315

Title: Autumn Evening Scene (Aki no yukei, 秋の夕景)

Description: Three ladies in ornate robes in the light of a quarter-moon among the autumn plants

Date: 1847-1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Publisher: Kita-ya Magobei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) Three women alighting from a covered boat (left) onto a pier, to ascend some stone steps (right), a small group of plovers flying overhead

Title:

Description: Three women alighting from a covered boat (left) onto a pier, to ascend some stone steps (right), a small group of plovers flying overhead

Date: 1847-1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Sawa-ya Kôchichi

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) Dressing for a Wedding

Title:

Description: Women preparing for a wedding ceremony, with a large candle before a screen at the left and hanging garments at the right

Date: 1820-1846

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

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Title: Musume On-memie no zu

Description: Presentation of a robe to a young princess in a stately room with blossoming cherries outside

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - Three women gathered around a postal-box at night, the fence behind them decorated with placards for the year of the snake, a blossoming plum-tree in the background (R), c

Title:

Description: Three women at Benten shrine at night with a fence behind them and a blossoming plum tree in the background.  The fence is decorated with snake placards, which are offerings to Benten.

Date: 1847-1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tôbei

 

NOTE: Since the censors’ seals date this triptych to 1847-1850, the snake placards cannot be a reference to the year of the snake.

Image3

Title: Modern Choices (Mitate tosei, 見立当世)

Description: A modern view of the four classes, from right to left: shi (samurai, ), ko (craftsmen, ), no (farmers, ), and sho (merchants, )

Date: c. 1831

Publisher: Ômi-ya Heihachi

from a triptych - Woman Returning from the Bath

Title:

Description: Woman returning from the bath

Date: c. 1835

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (dog) Candy Shop at Sagacho Hukagawa Bridge

Title: Candy Shop at Sagacho Hukagawa Bridge (深川佐賀町菓子船橋屋)

Description:

Date: 1842 or earlier

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (curtain) Picture of a Storefront, 1847-52

Title: Picture of a Storefront (店先図)

Date: 1847-1852

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (triptych)     980245Image2

Title:

Description: Kaidomaru (Kinataro) in the ceremony celebrating his coming-of-age where he is granted wearing a black-lacquered headgear

Date: c. 1844

Publisher: Takahashi-ya Takakichi

Kuniyoshi - The First Sunrise on the Sumida River

Title: The First Sunrise on the Sumida River

Date: 1849-1852 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - (birds)  pub

Title: None

Description: Three women with geese flying above and descending in the background

Date: c. 1847-1853

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirô

 

NOTE: This triptych may refer to the eight views, one of which is descending geese (rakugan).

Yanagishima+no+haru+[no]+kei+(View+of+Yanagishima+in+spring)

Title: View of Yanagishima in Spring (Yanagishima no haru [no] kei)

Description:

Date: 1846 or earlier

Publisher: Kiku-ya Ichibei

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Title: Matsuchiyama in the Eastern Capital (Tôto Matsuchiyama no zu, 東都真乳山の図)

Description: Aizuri-e triptych of beautiful women with mountains in the background

Date: c. 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Chôzô

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Title: Cherry Blossoms at Night on the Banks of the Sumida River (Sumidagawa no yozakura, すみ田川の夕桜)

Description: Three women under a blossoming cherry tree

Date: 1845-1846 (censorすみ田川の夕桜)

Publisher: Unidentified

Title:

Description: Women on a pleasure boat

Date: c. 1918-1927

Publisher: Azuma-ya Daisuke

 

These are two sheets from a triptych, or possibly a larger polyptych.  I am grateful to Dominique Droniou for these images.

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

 

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