I need help to have information about this print. It’s part of a series of other prints from XVII century. I’m not able to understand what is depicted on the print.
Anyone can help me to decipher the iconography of this print?
Francesca, upload a high resolution image on ukiyo-e.org and post the link in a reply, that way one will be able to read the inscriptions
Thank you for your help! I hope this resolution is fine!
The text is in cursive script and difficult to read. The title of the print is 心月 shingetsu, but I'm not sure what it means, but not new moon, which is written differently. There is no artist's signature, perhaps this is a page from an ehon, although the title of the book is not in the margin.
I send you another two pages of the same ehon. Maybe it can help.
Thank you very much for the information you already gave me.
No indications of title or signature on these pages, as far as I can tell. Reading the cursive hiragana might help, but this is beyond my competence.
The scarves and hairdo of the women dancing (joruri?) at the bottom right of the first image are typical of the 18th century, perhaps Moronobu, but in his ehons text and illustrations are usually separated by a horizontal line, so perhaps some artist of the late Tosa school.