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Post by NaomiM March 16th 2022, 7:10 pm

Woodblock print by Utahan’s Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Dated 1850
Originally published in book form by Tsujiokata Bunsuke, in operation 1818-96 in the Nihonbashi and Ryogoku districts of Edo and Tokyo.

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Post by NaomiM March 16th 2022, 7:20 pm

Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880)
Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Shikibu, from a set of 54, 1850s

Signed Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches 梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠), No. 3, Utsusemi, from the series Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards (Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta) 「紫式部げんじかるた 空蝉 三」, 1857; censor seal 改、巳正 Aratame, Snake 1, i.e., (Ansei 4), 1st month, 1857

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Post by NaomiM March 16th 2022, 7:23 pm

Utagawa Kunisada II (1823–1880)
Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Shikibu, another from a set of 54, 1850s

(signed, Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches 梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)], No. 21, Otome, from the series Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards (Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta) 「紫式部げんじかるた 乙女 廿一」, 1857; censor seal, 改、巳正 Aratame, Snake 1, January 1857)

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Post by NaomiM March 16th 2022, 7:30 pm

Two 20thC woodblock prints from originals by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806).

First = Woman Reading a Letter, from the series Ten Classes of Women's Physiognomy (Fujo ninso juppin 婦女人相十品) (Fumi yomu onna), 1792-93

Second = Okita, Bijin at the Mirror

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Post by NaomiM March 16th 2022, 7:38 pm

Totoya Hokkei (1780–1850).
Titled 'Beauty with Boy and Kite'. Also called 'Then New Year's Kite'
Meiji-era (1890s) copy of an Edo-period (1820s) design

Signed as 北舟, which is false signature of Hokusai 北斎. The print is after Totoya Hokkei (1780–1850), falsely attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849).

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Post by NaomiM March 16th 2022, 7:47 pm

Shunshō Katsukawa (1726-1792)

Titled: Osen of the Kagiya
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Post by NaomiM March 16th 2022, 7:57 pm

Late 19thC chirimen-e (crepe picture), artist unknown

Titled: Tōkyō Meisho Mukōjima, "Famous places in Tokyo: Mukōjima (riverbank across the Sumida River)"

Publication date of the original woodblock prints = early 1870s. The publisher is 伊勢辰 堀江貳 Ise Tatsu, which is the seal name of Iseya Tatsugorō 伊勢辰五郎, who opened his publishing store in 堀江 貳, Horie, ni, ie., Edo, Nihonbashi Horiechō Nichōme, ca. 1861. His store changed addresses two times and closed in 1927 in Taitō-ku Yanaka Nichōme, not far from the Ueo Park.


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