Kunisada Utagawa (1786 – 1865) Ukiyo-e Japanese Woodblock Print. Circa 1860. Original Print.

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Kunisada Utagawa
(born 1786 – died 12 January 1865)
Japanese Woodblock Print
Circa 1860

Original Print
Framed under glass
Framed Dimensions: 20” x 16”

Good condition
Examine photographs

Kunisada Utagawa was revered as the foremost print designer by his contemporaries during his lifetime. He surpassed the popularity of acclaimed artists such as Hiroshige, Hokusai, or Kuniyoshi. Kunisada exhibited exceptional productivity, with an estimated total output exceeding 20,000 designs

Kunisada emerged as a remarkably prolific, successful, and highly esteemed leading designer within the realm of ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) during his time. He was born near Edo as the son of an affluent merchant holding a ferry boat license. At the age of 15, Kunisada joined the prestigious art school of Utagawa Toyokuni and adopted the artist name Kunisada.

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