Re: Japanese Print


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.206.218) on January 01, 2022 at 00:44:44:

In Reply to: Japanese Print posted by Jerry Damerow on December 31, 2021 at 22:26:10:

https://data.ukiyo-e.org/mfa/scaled/sc205381.jpg

It's an adaptation of a design from an album entitled "Yoshiwara keisei shin bijin awase jihitsu kagami" 吉原傾城新美人合自筆鏡, designed by Kitao Masanobu (aka Santō Kyōden) and published in 1784.

MFA Boston has the whole album; here's the design in question:

https://collections.mfa.org/objects/218228

The text at the upper right is a sort of loose rendition of the album title, reading "Seirō meikun jihitsu-shū" 青楼名君自筆集.

I take this to be a 20th-century production.

-A


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