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

Mihogaseki Beach in Izumo Province Mihogaseki Beach in Izumo Province #260882 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 SOLD
Long Rain Long Rain #FWG0272 Nishijima, Katsuyuki, b. 1945 SOLD
Myohon Temple, Kamakura Myohon Temple, Kamakura #271218 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 SOLD
Clock Tower (Italy) Clock Tower (Italy) #260484 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 SOLD