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Japanese Woodblock Print by Toyohara Kunichika

Japanese Woodblock Print by Toyohara Kunichika


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1058483

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Japanese Woodblock Print on Rice Paper by the painter Toyohara Kunichika painted ca. 1865. In good condition. 20" h x 15" w. Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900) was a Japanese woodblock print artist. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo's then-leading print maker, Utagawa Kunisada. His deep appreciation and knowledge of kabuki drama led to his production primarily of ukiyo-e actor-prints, which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time. He worked successfully in the Edo period, and carried those traditions into the Meiji period. To his contemporaries and now to some modern art historians, this has been seen as a significant achievement during a transitional period of great social and political change in Japan's history