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- Object: Kishi enpu 葵氏艶譜 (Mr Aoi's Album of Charm)
Illustrated book. Vol. 2 from a set of three volumes. Kyoka anthology on the life of the Shinmachi pleasure quarters in Osaka. Colour woodblock-printed.
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Height: 25.80 centimetres
Width: 18.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
Nothing is known of the artist of this dashing book, in which the superbly designed pictures, affectionately satirising life in the Osaka brothels and entertainment quarters, are given added force by delightful colour printing.
Hillier, J, 'The Uninhibited Brush. Japanese Art in the Shijo Style', London, 1974, pp. 116-19.
Mitchell, C H, with the assistance of Ueda, Osamu, 'The Illustrated Books of the Nanga, Maruyama, Shijo and Other Related Schools of Japan. A Biobibliography', Los Angeles, 1972, pp. 367-8.
- Not on display
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.197 (Hillier no.)