Toyokuni III Utagawa, Snow, Moon, and Flowers

£200
SKU
JG111911-1
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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Toyokuni III Utagawa (1786-1865)
Title: Snow, from the series 'Snow, Moon, and Flowers'
Publisher: Daikokuy Kin'nosuke
Date: 1858
Size: (L)24.7 x 35.1 (C)25.2 x 35.1 (R)24.1 x 35.1 cm
Condition: Minor stains due to old glue, vertical creases on the sides of centre and left panels, small holes.

Kunisada’s pictures reflect the culture of Japan in the years leading up to the country’s opening to the West. His first book illustrations were published in 1807, his first actor portrait the following year, alongside theatrical scenes and courtesans, yakusha-e was his preferred genre amidst all his popular and extensive output. As he painted very many of these, continuing the stout realism of his teacher, he acquired the sobriquet 'Yakusha-e no Kunisada' – Kunisada, the actor painter. From 1830 he continued the development of the Utagawa school, and from 1844 onwards signed his works Toyokuni III.

More Information
Print Format Triptych
Artist Name Toyokuni III Utagawa (Kunisada I)
Title Snow, from the series 'Snow, Moon, and Flowers'
Subject Kabuki
Dimensions (L)24.7 x 35.1 (C)25.2 x 35.1 (R)24.1 x 35.1 cm
Condition Report Minor stains due to old glue, vertical creases on the sides of centre and left panels, small holes.