Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Yukihime 1842 c

 

Price: $ 2,400

He joined the great Utagawa school at 14 years of age. The head of the school at that time was Toyokuni (1769 to 1825) who gave the new student the name of Kuniyoshi which was a mixture of the master's and student's name.
It took Kunyoshi until 1827 before he gained any commercial success with a series of warrior scenes but once started he flourished and his woodblocks encompassed a wide range of subject matters including ghost stories, beautiful women, actors, landscapes and even a few comic adventures.
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