Kunichika, Toyohara, 1835-1900

N. Toyohara (originally Arakawa) Yasohachi. Go: Beio, Hoshunro, Ichiosai, Kachoro, Kunichika, Shima Sanjin, Sogenshi. Ukiyo-e printmaker. Born in Edo. Pupil first of Toyohara Chikanobu (whose name he took), then of Utagawa Kunisada (among the few of Kunisada’s pupils who did not use the name of Utagawa). Produced prints of actors, sets of views, historical subjects, journalistic illustrations in the late Kunisada tradition, which reflect the declining taste of the public and the worsening color printing. Particularly known for some late okubi-e. A minor artist, but represents the last of the great ukiyo-e tradition. Taken in whole, or in part from: Roberts, Laurance P. A Dictionary of Japanese Artists: Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Prints, Lacquer. Weatherhill, Inc: New York. 1986.

Artwork

Bamboo Bamboo #FWG16234 Gakusui, Ide, 1899-1982 $50
Dancing Stallion (B) Dancing Stallion (B) #FWG18817 Nakayama, Tadashi, 1927-2014 SOLD
Okaramon Okaramon #180113 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $450
Santa Claus in Snow Garden Santa Claus in Snow Garden #SANTA Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 SOLD