Hiroshige II Utagawa Hiroshige ( 1826 - 1872)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1826-1869) was a ukiyo-e artist who inherited the name Hiroshige II following the death in 1858 of his master Utagawa Hiroshige born Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858).
Born Suzuki Chinpei in 1826 and was apprenticed to Utagawa Hiroshige under the name Shigenobu at an unknown age. He produced a large number of commissioned work in the 1850s in the style of his master, and often signed his work Ichiryusai mon (“student of Ichiryūsai”, another art name of Hiroshige I), and from c. 1853 to 1858 simply as Ichiryusai. In 1858, he married Hiroshige I’s daughter Otatsu after the master’s death and inherited the Hiroshige name, as well as the names Ichiryūsai and Ryūsai.
He moved from Edo to Yokohama in 1865 after dissolving his marriage and began using the name Kisai Rissho. During this decade he produced a number of collaborative print series, particularly with Yoshitoshi and Kunisada, who had earlier worked with Hiroshige I. He died on 17 September 1869 he died at the age of 44.

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