Yoshiiku Utagawa, Kabuki Play, Ansei Mitsu Sakazui
Artist: Yoshiiku Utagawa (1833-1904)
Title: Kabuki Play, Ansei Mitsu Sakazui
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro
Size: (L)37.1 x 24.5 (C)37 x 24.5 (R)37 x 24.6 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
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.
|Dimensions||(L)37.1 x 24.5 (C)37 x 24.5 (R)37 x 24.6 cm|
|Condition Report||Pinholes, light toning, tape residue on back corners.|