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

One Day in East Africa No. 3 One Day in East Africa No. 3 #89161909 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $900
Wild Game (Blue) Wild Game (Blue) #180833 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 $3,000
Dragon B Dragon B #101069 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $500
Strong Bow of Minamoto Tametomo Strong Bow of Minamoto Tametomo #250414 Takeda, Hideo, b. 1948 $2,000