Yoshiiku Utagawa, Orchid, Yakko Ranhei, Modern Parodies of Genji
Artist: Yoshiiku Utagawa (1833-1904)
Title: Orchid, Yakko Ranhei
Series: Modern Parodies of Genji
Publisher: Omiya Kyujiro
Size: 36.5 x 24.7 cm
題名：今様擬源氏 三十 蘭 奴蘭平
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.
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Subject||Samurai & Male, Kabuki Theatre|
|Dimensions||36.5 x 24.7 cm|
|Condition Report||Minor paper and glue residue on back edges.|