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KUNIYOSHI

AND HIS

PUBLISHERS

PAGE TWO

 

 

 

 

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Kuniyoshi print published by Izu-San.

Private collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Kuniyoshi print published by Ise-ya Rihei in 1850.

From the Eikei (英渓) Collection.

 

*We already have a listing for Ise-ya Rihei,

but this seal is a variant new to us.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Kuniyoshi print published by Kiyomizu-ya in ca. 1852.

Private collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi print published by Kazusa-ya Iwakichi in ca. 1840. 

Private collection.

 

 

 

     
   
 

Kuniyoshi print of Danshichi  Kurobei

published by Iba-ya Kyūbei in ca. 1845. 

Private collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi print published by Ebisu-ya Shōshichi

in ca. 1840-42. 

Private collection.

 

This is the third variant of this

publisher's seals which we can now display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi shini-e (i.e., death/memorial) print  of

Iwai Hanshiro IV published by Edo-ya Matsugoro in 1836. 

Private collection.

 

An expert wrote to me to inform me that he knows of five different shini-e by Kuniyoshi dedicated to the actor Iwai Hanshiro IV, but all published by different publishers.   For me this says something not only about the popularity of an actor who was truly going to be missed, but also about the popularity of the artist Kuniyoshi.

 

 

 

     
   
 

These two panels of a Kuniyoshi triptych

were published by Ise-ya Sanjirō.

This example comes from the Eikei (英渓) Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi print published by Ise-ya Ichibei ca. 1843-5.

Private collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi print published by Enshu-ya Matabei in ca. 1847-50. 

Private collection.

 

 

 

 

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