Kunimasu, Utagawa, active 1834-1852

N.: Utagawa Sadamasu (after 1848, Kunimasu). Studio name: Kanaya. F.N.: Wasaburo. Go: Gochosai, Gochotei, Ichijuen, Ichijutei. Ukiyo-e printmaker. Lived and worked in Osaka. Son of a rich Osaka merchant. Pupil of Kunisada, and when his master changed his name to Toyokuni III, changed his name from Sadamasu to Kunimasu. Worked generally in the style of Hiroshige; also made actor prints. At the end of his career, turned to the Shijo manner of painting. 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 Nikko Highway The Nikko Highway #910405 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 $800
Akiba Shrine Akiba Shrine #891536 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $500
Afternoon in the East (B) Afternoon in the East (B) #FWG18831 Nakayama, Tadashi, 1927-2014 $5,000
The Heroine Yujiri, in The Heroine Yujiri, in "Yugiri Awa no Naruto" #121004 Seien, Shima, 1892-1970 $350