Shinbun etoki, No. 18

Morikawa Chikashige (active 1869 - January 1882)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Shinbun Etoki,  No. 18,

by Morikawa Chikashige, 1876

Morikawa Chikashige (active 1869 - January 1882)

HL Cat. #2437 (right) and IHL Cat. #2438 (left)

About This Print

These small newspaper etoki (picture explanations), were issued four to an ōban-size sheet, as shown below in the print from the collection of Waseda University Library. The top half of the sheet contained the date in a yellow cartouche in the right margin and the bottom half of the sheet contained the publisher and artist information. A number was printed in the red margin between the top two and bottom two sheets. In the case of this collection's two prints, the bottom half of a four image ōban-size sheet, the number eighteen 十八 appears. From extant prints, it appears that these etoki were short-lived, ending with number twenty 二十.

The stories in this collections prints are unread.

image source: Waseda University Library
Call No. 文庫10_08321_0003
新聞画解. 15-16 / 守川周重 筆

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #2437 (right) and #2438 (left)
 Title or Description Shinbun etoki Number 18
 新聞画解 十八
 Series Newspaper: Shinbun etoki 新聞画解 
 Artist Morikawa Chikashige (active 1869 - January 1882); writer of text unknown
 Signaturegreen and brown cartouches containing signatures:
守川周重筆 Morikawa Chikashige hitsu

yellow cartouche on right sheet containing artist's address and birth name:
南本所石原町十八番地 Minami-Honjo Ishihara-chō 18
画工 守川音次郎 

Morikawa Otojirō

 Seal no seal
 Publication Date 1876
Komori Sōjirō 小森宗次郎
cartouche on left sheet containing publisher's address and name:
馬喰町四丁目 Bakurochō 4-chome
出版人  小森宗次郎 shupanjin Komori Sōjirō
[Marks: pub. ref. 252; seal not shown]

 Carver unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - the two bottom prints from an ōban-size sheet containing four prints/images.
 Genre ukiyo-enishiki-e shinbun
定價貮銭 price: 2 sen
 H x W Paper 
 IHL Cat. #2437: 6 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. (17.4 x 11.4 cm)
 IHL Cat. #2438: 6 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. (17.5 x 11.7 cm)
 H x W Image IHL Cat. #2437: 6 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. (17.4 x 11.4 cm)
 IHL Cat. #2438: 6 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. (17.5 x 11.7 cm)
 Collections This Print

last revision:
4/14/2021 created