Yoshiiku Utagawa, Genji Enjoying Plumblossoms with Wakamurasaki

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Artist: Yoshiiku Utagawa (1833-1904)
Title: Genji Enjoying Plumblossoms with Wakamurasaki
Publisher: Kagaya Kichiemon
Date: 1860
Size: (L) 35.8 x 25.1 cm, (C) 35.8 x 25.1 cm, (R) 35.8 x 25.1 cm

絵師:落合芳幾
題名:江戸むらさき
年代:万延元年

Original Japanese woodblock print.

Yoshiiku Utagawa


Born the son of teahouse proprietor Asakusa Tamichi in 1833, Yoshiiku became a student of ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi toward the end of the 1840s. His earliest known work dates to 1852 when he provided the backgrounds to some actor prints by his master. Yoshiiku's earliest works were portraits of actors, beauties, and warriors. He later followed Kuniyoshi into making satirical and humorous pieces, and became the leading name in the field after Kuniyosh's death in 1861.

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Print FormatTriptych
ArtistYoshiiku Utagawa
SubjectMale & Female
Dimensions(L) 35.8 x 25.1 cm, (C) 35.8 x 25.1 cm, (R) 35.8 x 25.1 cm
Condition ReportPaper thinning, wormholes, some spots.