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

Sketches From My Window Sketches From My Window #FWG14947 Assorted Artists $9,500
Portrait of an Actor Portrait of an Actor #260357 Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960 $900
Bottle with Lemons and Red Wall Bottle with Lemons and Red Wall #16101303 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $4,000
Three Butterflies (Orange) Three Butterflies (Orange) #15199001 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $3,000