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isaberu1

Hello everyone!

I’m looking for the title & year & author of this gokan.

Artist its supossed to be:  Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) 歌川豊国

Author could be:  Santō, Kyōden 山東 京伝 (1769-1825) or Santō, Kyōzan 山東京山 (1769-1858)

Any information would help!

Thanks

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Isabel.

 

  • manuD

    These prints are covers of the book asagao monogatari 朝顔物語 written by Santō Kyōzan and illustrated by Kunisada, Yoshitora, Kunisada II and Kunichika, first published in 1853 by Kinshindō

    The titles on the prints are :

    一陽齋豊國画 Ichiyosai Toyokuni ga

    山東庵京山作 work of Santo  Kyozan

    The book title is that of one of the stories, so the book is also referenced under other titles. If I understood correctly, the book was published in 16 volumes. The volumes with your covers do not seem to be available online, and your covers have no numbers, so I cannot tell what volumes these are covers of. The book reportedly has no colophon which would help identification.

     

  • isaberu1

    Hello manuD,

    Thank you so much for your reply, so quick!

    Does this mean that the artist is not Toyokuni I then?

    Do you know where can I find references that I can cite?

    Thank you!

  • manuD

    Toyokuni I is not listed among the artists, and Kunisada often signed Ichiyosai Toyokuni after 1845. The references that I used to answer your post are in Japanese. Maybe you can find others by googling the title.

    www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/html/he13/he13_03757/index.html

    cir.nii.ac.jp/crid/1130282272502541824

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