kodomo-e 子供絵
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
Woodblock prints *ukiyo-e 浮世絵 with children as their subject. No adults are depicted and most of the prints are of children at play. These are different from omocha-e 玩具絵 in that kodomo-e were made for adults to look at and omocha-e were for children to enjoy. A few kodomo-e were painted in the 17c, but they became popular in the mid-18c. Most print artists, such as Ishikawa Toyonobu 石川豊信 (1711-85) and Torii Kiyonaga 鳥居清長 (1752-1815) printed kodomo-e. Many fine prints of this genre were designed by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川国芳 (1797-1861) in the mid-19c.


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