Dancing Actor

Toyokuni I, Utagawa, 1769-1825

Dancing Actor
  • Artist : Toyokuni I, Utagawa, 1769-1825
  • Date : c. 1790s
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : FWG0612
  • Condition : Centerfold; fading; restored worming; thinning, mostly at reverse edges
  • Dimensions : 12 x 5 3/8 inches

About The Artist

Toyokuni I, Utagawa, 1769-1825

N.: Utagawa (originally Kurahashi) Toyokuni. F.N.: Kumaemon, Kumakichi. Go: Ichiyosai. Ukiyo-e painter, printmaker. Lived and worked in Edo. Son of a sculptor of puppets. Pupil of Utagawa Toyoharu. Influenced by almost every well-known contemporary print artist: a thorough eclectic, but with a number of personal mannerisms. His most typical work consisted of actor prints in which he showed the actors both in their stage roles and in private life. Also illustrated books by Santo Kyod.....

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