////Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Young woman with a shamisen, from the series Collection of charming music (Enkyoku zoroi) / Fan print, 1853.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Young woman with a shamisen, from the series Collection of charming music (Enkyoku zoroi) / Fan print, 1853.

Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi [歌川 國芳] (Japanese, 1798 – 1861)

Publisher: British Museum provides for the title as Enkyoku-zoroi [艶曲揃] (Set of Voluptuous Melodies) and the publisher as Sanpei. Indeed, 三平 (Sanpei) was a wholesale fan shop at the end of the Edo period. However, Andreas Marks identifies the publisher’s seal as 三平 Mihei = Mikawaya Heiroku (1848-56), a member of the Fan Producing Guild (AM 11-016|325a).

Block carver: Yokokawa Takejirō, seal: Carver Taki [彫竹] (Hori Take)

Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga in a red cartouche and sealed with paulownia (kiri mon).

Date seal and double nanushi censor seals: Fuku & Muramatsu, 1853 (Kaei 6, 2nd month).

Size: Uchiwa-e (untrimmed fan print) 296 x 230 mm.

SVJP-0303.2019

SKU: SVJP-0303.2019 Categories: ,

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