C1884

Umegae Chapter 32 Tales of Genji. (A Branch Plum-Blossom).

Artist:

Toyohara Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

The inspiration for this woodblock by Kunichicka is derived from Chapter 32 of the Tales of Genji, titled ‘Umegae’, (A Branch Plum-Blossom). Series  The Fifty-four Chapters (of the Tale of Genji) in Modern Times.  Carver Hori Gin (Asai Ginjirö) Publisher Sawamuraya ( Takekawa ) … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Umegae Chapter 32 Tales of Genji. (A Branch Plum-Blossom).

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Toyohara Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Condition:

Narrow margins, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Woodblock

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 350mm
AUTHENTICITY
Umegae Chapter 32 Tales of Genji. (A Branch Plum-Blossom). - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

The inspiration for this woodblock by Kunichicka is derived from Chapter 32 of the Tales of Genji, titled ‘Umegae’, (A Branch Plum-Blossom).

Series  The Fifty-four Chapters (of the Tale of Genji) in Modern Times. 

Carver Hori Gin (Asai Ginjirö)

Publisher Sawamuraya ( Takekawa ) Seikichi 

Biography:

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 print maker Utagawa Kunisada. He produced numerous wood blocks of popular and famous Kabuki plays and actors of which he was very knowledgeable of.  of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time. Kunichika also made many bijinga (beautiful women) woodblocks.

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