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Kuniyoshi Utagawa ( 1797-1861 ) - "Kaneko Onoei Eisaburo" and "Okani Nakai Okan Nakayama" - 1841

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Kuniyoshi Utagawa ( 1797-1861 ) - "Kaneko Onoei Eisaburo" and  "Okani Nakai Okan Nakayama" - 1841

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Original Japanese woodcut from the period

Technique: Woodcut
Year: 19th century
Condition: Overall in fair condition
Title of artwork: Two women, one playing the drums
Signature: Signed
Artist: Kuniyoshi Utagawa ( 1797-1861
Sold with frame: No
Picture size (in cm): 35,50 x 23,20

35,50 x 23,20 cm. ( ôban format )
Woodblock print, ink and paint.
Impression from the period, no later reprint.

A good impression of this very nice print. Some rubbing and corner defects. Traces of a binding at right.
This print is in the Waseda University Theatre Museum , date 1841

Kuniyoshi Utagawa ( 1797-1861 )
is one of the outstanding Ukiyo-e artists of the late Edo period in the 19th century. He was born in Edo (Tokyo) in 1797 - when Europe was still under the influence of the shock waves of the French revolution.
 
He was the son of a silk dyer named Yanagiya Kichiemon and was given the name Yoshisaburô (芳三郎) at birth.  At the age of 14, Yoshisaburô joined the Utagawa School of ukiyo-e artists, then headed by Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825).  Toyokuni I gave Yoshisaburô the name Utagawa Kuniyoshi; “Kuniyoshi” being a combination of the names “Toyokuni” (豐國) and “Yoshisaburô” (芳三郎).
 
In 1814, Kuniyoshi ended his apprenticeship and set out as an independent artist.  He initially produced actor prints in the style of his teacher, which gained him little recognition.  Kuniyoshi achieved a commercial and artistic breakthrough in 1827 with the first six designs of the series, The 108 Heroes of the Suikoden.  The series was bases upon a 14th century Chinese novel about the adventures of a band of 108 honorable bandits and rebels.
 
Like his teacher, Kuniyoshi had many students including Kyôsai (briefly), Yoshifuji, Yoshifusa, Yoshiharu, Yoshiiku, Yoshikage, Yoshikata, Yoshikatsu, Yoshikazu, Yoshimori, Yoshimune, Yoshinao*, Yoshinobu*, Yoshitora, Yoshitori, Yoshitoshi, Yoshitoyo*, Yoshitsuna, Yoshitsuya, and Yoshiyuki.  Kuniyoshi had a special fondness for cats, which overran his studio and are portrayed in many of his prints.
  
Although Kuniyoshi is now universally known as Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳), he also used the names Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi (一勇彩 国芳), Chô-ô-rô Kuniyoshi (朝櫻楼 国芳), Ikusa Kuniyoshi (井草 国芳), and Saihôsa Kuniyoshi (採芳舎 国芳).  He died from complications of a stroke on April 14, 1861.

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