Kiyochika: Four Faces, including Wow, Stinky!
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Four Faces, including Wow, Stinky!
Series: Thirty-Two Faces, New Edition (Shinpan sanjûnisô)
Date: 1882 (Meiji 15)
Hot bath Atsui Yu; Playing with grandchildren Mago ayashi; Wow, stinky Wow, Kusai; Shy, embarrassed Haijikare Two men and two women are parodied with acute skill, the woman lower left seeming to hold up a bowl of moldy rice. This is the first series from 1882, one of eight sheets. This series was inspired by a performance, and also in turn inspired a series staged by the kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjurô IX in April of 1883.
Condition: Very good impression, excellent color and condition.
Publisher: Hara Taneaki
Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, page 60, figs. 65 & 66.
Signature: Kiyochika hitsu