C1845

[Kunisada]

Author:

Toyokuni III / Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Rare book illustrated by the famous ukiyo artist Toyokuni III / Utagawa Kunisada, with numerous woodblock illustrations. Fukuro toji binding (stitched), Kobon (size), with one col. woodblock dyptch, one fp. col. woodblock and 40 BW woodblocks.

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Full Title:

[Kunisada]

Date:

C1845

Author:

Toyokuni III / Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Condition:

Minor wear, otherwise in good condition. In good condition.

Technique:

Fukuro toji binding (stitched), Kobon (size)

Image Size: 

120mm 
x 176mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Kunisada] - Antique Print from 1845

Genuine antique
dated:

1845

Description:

Rare book illustrated by the famous ukiyo artist Toyokuni III / Utagawa Kunisada, with numerous woodblock illustrations. Fukuro toji binding (stitched), Kobon (size), with one col. woodblock dyptch, one fp. col. woodblock and 40 BW woodblocks.

Biography:

Toyokuni III / Utagawa Kunisada I (1786 – 1864) / Utagawa Toyokuni III

Toyokuni was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.

In 1844, he adopted the name of his master Toyokuni I, and for a brief time used the signature Kunisada becoming Toyokuni II. From 1844-1845, all of his prints are signed Toyokuni. Although Kunisada referred to himself as Toyokuni II, he in fact ignored Toyoshige, a pupil and son-in-law of Toyokuni I, who had previously taken the name Toyokuni II, as  the legitimate head of the Utagawa school, from 1825 until his own death in 1835. As consequence it is now accepted that in fact Kunisda although his woodblocks are signed Toyokuni II he is known as Toyokuni.

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