Kunisada II Utagawa, 36. Wakana ep.1

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Artist: Kunisada II Utagawa (1786-1865)
Title: 36. Wakana ep.1
Series: Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
Date: 1857
Size: 35.8 x 25.2 cm

絵師:国貞二代
題名:紫式部源氏かるた 三十六 若菜 上
年代:安政4年

Original Japanese woodblock print.

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Toyokuni IV Utagawa (Kunisada II)


Kunisada II was the pupil of prolific ukiyo-e artist Toyokuni III (Kunisada I) and went on to become head of the Utagawa school. He produced over 40 series, mainly depicting actors. He also published beauty, shunga and literature inspired prints, working in the style of his master but never quite achieving the same level of success. While illustrating over 200 books, his most celebrated actor series was "The Tale of the Eight Dog Heroes". However, his popularity began to wain in the Meiji period and ceased making prints in 1874.
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Print FormatOban (Vertical)
ArtistToyokuni IV Utagawa (Kunisada II)
SubjectMale & Female
Dimensions35.8 x 25.2 cm
Condition ReportLight margin wear and fold on left.
FoldersIn Store, BB
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