Morita Kanya as Jean Valjean

Morita Kanya as Jean Valjean

Toyonari, Yamamura, 1855-1952

Morita Kanya as Jean Valjean
  • Edition : Heisei Edition
  • Date : 1921
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : WPYT01
  • Condition : Excellent; acquired directly from the publisher
  • Dimension : 15 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches
  • Illustrated : Toledo, 1930, pl. 201
  • Comments : From the 12 print series Flowers of the Theatrical World

    Posthumous edition, printed in the Heisei Period (beginning 1989), by the original publisher - Watanabe Color Print Co., from the original blocks.

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  • Price : $400


About The Artist

Toyonari, Yamamura, 1855-1952

Born in Shinagawa section of Tokyo. Given name Yoshitaka; used the art name Koka for paintings, Toyonari generally for prints, although also occasionally Koka. Studied with Ogata Gekko. Graduated in 1907 from Tokyo School of Fine Arts in Japanese-style painting. Exhibited a painting at the first Bunten, 1907; also exhibited at Inten and with Ugokai. Member of Saiko Nihon Bijutsuin from 1916. In 1916 Watanabe Shozaburo saw painting of an actor at Inten and asked to make a print from it; fol.....

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