Re: Japanese Print

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Posted by Alec W. ( 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:

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:

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.


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