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

The Heroine Toragozen in The Heroine Toragozen in "Soga" #121018 Toraji, Ishikawa, 1875-1964 $150
Otani Tomomatsu Otani Tomomatsu #260359 SOLD
Nakamura Kichiemon as Chobei in Nakamura Kichiemon as Chobei in "Suzugamori" #280067 Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960 SOLD
Saru Crag, Shiobara Saru Crag, Shiobara #280829 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 SOLD