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

Waiting for the Tide Waiting for the Tide #270825 Yoshida, Hiroshi, 1876-1950 SOLD
Shop Girl Cardin Paris Shop Girl Cardin Paris #270200 Saito, Kiyoshi, 1907-1997 SOLD
Young Woman Young Woman #270205 Foujita, Leonard, 1886-1968 SOLD
Otani Tomoemon as Kanshojo Otani Tomoemon as Kanshojo #280072 Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960 $1,000