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nikoniko

Hello,

Thank you for the help on the last post! I have uploaded 18 prints that I need help identifying for a family friend!

 

  • manuD

    prints of first row from left

    1. print by Keisai Eisen, publisher Izumiya Ichibei

    2. print by Keisai Eisen, round kiwame seal, publisher Moriya Jihei, the courtesan Yoyotoyo (代々登世) of the Matsubaya house (松葉屋内)

    the rest later, a few at a time

  • manuD

    3. print by Keisai Eisen

    4. print by Keisai Eisen, round kiwame seal, publisher Tsutaya Jūzaburō, title of the series : Eight Views in the New Yoshiwara (新吉原ハ景) , the courtesan Hanaogi (花扇) of the Ogiya house (扇屋内)

  • Horst

     

    Second row from left:
    05: center sheet of a bijin triptych by Kunisada I. Data here: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/495070/late-summer-on-the-sumida-river-sumidagawa-banka-no-kei?ctx=244994c5-afa3-48cb-9ba7-f12ff6454436&idx=0


    06: center sheet of a bijin triptych by Kunisada I, here signing "Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga". Series "Excursions to famous places of Edo", print. title "Kikuzuki: Matsuri" (菊月 まつり); publisher Kagaya Yasubei, censor seal "Mura", date c. 1845/46

    07: center sheet of a bijin triptych by Kunisada I, here signing "Gototei Kunisada ga". Untitled restaurant series, print titel "Chushuntei"; publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi, date c. 1825

    08: printt by Kuniyoshi

    The rest of the Kunisada prints will follow soon.

  • Horst

    Third row far right (print no. 12):
    bijin print by Kunisada I, here signing "Gototei Kunisada ga". Series "Eight views of Edo" (Edo hakkei no uchi - 江戸八景ノ内), print title unread; publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi, date c. 1825

    Fourth row second print from left (print no. 14):
    right sheet of a kabuki diptych by Kunisada I, here signing "Gototei Kunisada ga".
    Depicted is the actor Segawa Kikunojō V as geisha Okiku (芸者おきく) in the play "Sekai ha taira ume no kaomise", performed at the Kawarazaki theatre, Edo, in 11/1837. Publisher is Maruya Seijirō.
    The actor's name is pasted over on your copy, probably to simulate a bijin print.
    ka8463

    Fourth row third print from left (print no. 15):
    bijin print by Kunisada I, here signing "Gototei Kunisada ga". Series Board Game of the Floating World (Ukiyo jūroku musashi - 浮世十六むさし), print title unread; publisher Enomotoya Kichibei, date early 1820s

    Fourth row far right (print no. 16):
    bijin print by Kunisada I, here signing "Kunisada aratame nidaime Toyokuni ga" (drawn by Kunisada who changed his name to Toyokuni II). Series "Pictorial selection of one hundred poets, one poem each" (Hyakunin isshu eshō - 百人一首絵抄), no. 28 [the poet Minamoto no Muneyuki]; publisher Sanoya Kihei, censor seal Mura, date 1844

    Fifth row, right (print no. 18):
    bijin print by Kunisada I, here signing "Toyokuni ga". Series "The twelve zodiac signs" (Jūnishi no uchi - 十二支乃内), print title "Dragon" (tatsu - 辰 [3rd month]); publisher Izumiya Ichibei, censor seals Hama and Magome, date c. 1850

  • Horst

    Second row, fourth print:
    Kuniyoshi, signing "Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga"
    Series : Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives (Kenjo reppuden, 賢女烈婦傳)
    Publisher : Ibaya Sensaburō (伊場屋仙三郎) c. 1841-1842
    Title: Hotoke-gozen (佛御前)
    Description: Hotoke-gozen reading a poem on a soji screen with the aid of a lantern

    See: http://www.kuniyoshiproject.com/Stories%20of%20Wise%20Women%20I.htm

  • Horst

    Third row, second print:
    Utagawa Kuniyasu, signing "Kuniyasu ga"
    Most probably the left sheet of a kabuki diptych.
    Text in the top center cartouche (from right):
    Mitate (見立) (mitate here meaning "imgagined", not performed with these actors)
    Play: "Ukina hatsumonbi" "浮名初紋日"

    actor name: Onoe Kikugorō [III] (尾上菊五郎) (this is your print)
    role name: Masusakaya Koshichi (枡酒屋小七)

    actor name: Ichikawa Monnosuke (市川門之助) (this should be on the right print of the diptych)
    role name: Yamashinaya Kikunoi (山科屋菊の井)

  • Horst

    Fifth row, left print:
    Utagawa Toyokuni II, here signing "Gosotei Toyokuni ga" (後素亭豊國画)

    Bijin print from the series "Fashionable Figures of Women" (Fūry jisei sugata - 風流時世姿), no print title. No publisher seal/logo; date c. 1830.

  • manuD

    8. (right-most second row) print by Kuniyoshi, title of print : Hotoke Gozen (佛御前) title of series 賢女烈婦傳 (Biographies of Wise Women and Virtuous Wives), publisher Ibaya Senzaburo, approx. date 1832

    9 (left-most third row) print by Keisai Eisen, title of the series : the five festivals (January 7, March 3, May 5, July 7 and September 9) 五節句之内 title of the print : Festival to Plead for Skills on the seventh month 七月乞巧奠, publisher Izumiya Ichibei, date 1843

     

  • Horst

    Fourth row, left print:

    Artist: Takaki Yoshikuni, signing "Yoshikuni ga" (よし国画), fl. 1813-1832 in Ōsaka
    the fox woman Kuzunoha (Kuzunoha kitsune - く(?)ずの葉狐) with her boy.
    One sheet of a kabuki multisheet composition (most probably a diptych).
    The actor's name is pasted over on your copy, probably to simulate a bijin print.
    Publisher seal unreadable.

  • Horst

    The last missing print (3rd row, 3rd print from left):
    Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I, Hiroshige ga (廣重画)
    bijin print, series ?, print title ?
    Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburō, 1820s

  • Horst

    Addition for the Hiroshige print:

    Series: Comparisons of the Customs of Beauties (Bijin fūzoku awase - 美人風俗合)

    Print title: Ōsaka Shinmachi (大坂新町)

    Name of the courtesan top right unread.

  • manuD

    Hiroshige print : depicts courtesan Ogidayu 扇太夫 (first kanji uncertain) of the Tsuchiya house (つち屋内), publisher : Iwato-ya Kisaburō

  • Horst

    To Nikiniko!

    More than two hours of work isn't even worth a "thank you". Thank you for your “courtesy”!

  • nikoniko

    @Horst and ManuD, Thank you for all your help and hardwork! The information has been sent off to the owner and their very grateful :)

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