Plum, Nishinotoin Shigeko

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892

Beauties and Seven Daytime Flowers: Plum, Nishinotoin Shigeko
(Bijin shichiyoka: Ume, Nishinotoin Shigeko)

signed oju Yoshitoshi ga, with artist's seal Taiso, carved by Katata Hori Cho, date seal Meiji juichinen, shigatsu, -ka (Meiji 11 [1878], April), and publisher's address seal [Tokyo] Nihonbashi Otenmacho Nichome 14-banchi, shuppanjin Inoue Mohei (Inoue Mohei of Hoeido)

oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 1/2 in., 36 by 24.1 cm

Shogoi (Senior Fifth Rank) Nishinotoin Shigeko, a Lady-in-Waiting for the Empress, composes a poem while seated before a cascade of blossoming plum branches.

Keyes 1983, p. 431, no. 406.5
van den Ing & Schaap 1992, p. 123, no. 36.5 (illus.)
Schaap 2011, p. 164, series no. 66



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