////Utagawa Sadahide. Peony, kalimeris, and butterfly / Fan print, c. 1860.

Utagawa Sadahide. Peony, kalimeris, and butterfly / Fan print, c. 1860.

Artist: Utagawa Sadahide [歌川貞秀] (Japanese, 1807 – 1879)

Publisher: Kojimaya Jūbei [小島屋重兵衛] (Japanese, c. 1797 – 1869)

No date seal, no censor seal (privately printed?)

Media: Fan print (uchiwa-e, 団扇絵), 235 x 297 mm.

Kalimeris incisa, or Japanese Aster, is a daisy-like flower that belongs to the family of Asteraceae; it blossoms all summer and attracts butterflies.

Peony [牡丹] (botan) – per Merrily Baird it is “the king of flowers”, associated with erotic love, and especially with the sexual activities of women.

SKU: SVJP-0371.2022 Categories: ,

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