Chikanobu was a
student of Kunichika who was a student of Kunisada who was a student of
The image above is a
detail from a print by Kuniyoshi who was also a student of Toyokuni I.
So, I guess you could
say that Kuniyoshi is artistically Chikanobu's great-uncle.
It's all in the
The Kuniyoshi image of Gomō
fanning his father to keep the mosquitoes at bay
dates from 1848-51 or
forty plus years before the print by Chikanobu. In the detail
shown at the top of
the print featured on this page the young boy has rested exhausted
with the fan lying on
the table in front of him. In the main body of the print the
mother hold the fan as
if merely to cool the air around her and her child.
(See the details shown