C1876

Inamotoro In Sumicho, Shin-yoshiwara

Spectacular triptych by Toyohara Kunichika ( 1835 – 1900) of the courtesan’s House of Inamotoro in Edo’s (Tokyo’s) legendary red-light district, Shin-Yoshiwara.

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Full Title:

Inamotoro In Sumicho, Shin-yoshiwara

Date:

C1876

Engraver:

Courtesan’s House Of Inamotoro 

Condition:

In good condition. Three sheets joined.

Technique:

Woodblock

Paper Size: 

685mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
Inamotoro In Sumicho, Shin-yoshiwara - Antique Print from 1876

Genuine antique
dated:

1876

Description:

Spectacular triptych by Toyohara Kunichika ( 1835 – 1900) of the courtesan’s House of Inamotoro in Edo’s (Tokyo’s) legendary red-light district, Shin-Yoshiwara.

References:
Roberts, L. A Dictionary of Japanese Artists. New York 2007: p.95.
Self, J. & Hirose, N. Japanese Art Signatures: A Handbook and Practical Guide. Berkley 1987: p.243-108,.
Marks, A. Japanese Woodblock Prints Artists, Publishers & Masterworks 1680-1900.Singapore 2010: p.160.


Toyohara Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900) Kunichika was a leading Japanese woodblock print artist and highly influential. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo’s then leading printmaker Utagawa Kunisada. He produced numerous wood blocks of popular and famous Kabuki plays and actors of which he was very knowledgeable. He is best known for his prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time. Kunichika also made many bijinga (beautiful women) woodblocks.

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