Re: After Torii Kiyonaga ?


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.230.234) on May 01, 2022 at 17:25:08:

In Reply to: After Torii Kiyonaga ? posted by Claudia on April 30, 2022 at 04:19:03:

https://data.ukiyo-e.org/met/scaled/DP124171.jpg

It's a design from a Kiyonaga series entitled "Fūzoku azuma no nishiki" 風俗東之錦, which MFA Boston translates as "Current Manners in Eastern Brocade". The series was originally published 1783/84.

The designs in the series bear no individual titles, but the descriptive titles given to this design by various museums suggest it is a post-bathing scene at a public bathhouse.

Some links can be found here:

https://ukiyo-e.org/image/met/DP124171

Also, MFA Boston doesn't have this particular design, but they have many others:

https://collections.mfa.org/search/objects/*/%E9%A2%A8%E4%BF%97%E6%9D%B1%E4%B9%8B%E9%8C%A6

With respect to the age of this impression, I would say that if the paper looks new, it probably is new. Also, if you compare this print to some museum impressions, you will notice that it is missing a design element (the bottom of a hanging lantern?) at the top right of the image, so I would assume it is from a 20th-century edition made from new blocks.

-A


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