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Utagawa Kunisada

Japanese Woodblock Prints. Utagawa Kunisada 1786–1865Created by: PICRYLDated: 1860
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Utagawa Kunisada, 1786–1865 was Japanese artist who was probably the most prolific of all printmakers of the ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”). Kunisada was a trendsetter in the art of the Japanese woodblock print. Kunisada produced between 20,000 and 25,000 designs for woodblock prints during his lifetime (i.e. 35,000 to 40,000 individual sheets).

Following the traditional pattern of the Utagawa school, Kunisada's main occupation was kabuki and actor prints. He was also highly active in the area of bijin-ga (beautiful women).

In 1840sand 1850s, Kunisada collaborated with both Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi in three major series as well as on a number of smaller projects. Notable students of Kunisada included Toyohara Kunichika, Utagawa Sadahide and Utagawa Kunisada II.
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Twelve Hours of Spring Pleasures: Hour of the Goat

Twelve Hours of Spring Pleasures: Hour of the Goat

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Six Poetic Sages as Young Women at the Plum Garden at Kameido

Six Poetic Sages as Young Women at the Plum Garden at Kameido

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Album of Prints by Various Artists

Album of Prints by Various Artists

Twenty-eight prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861) Edo period (1615–1868)

Contemporary Rendition of a Rogue: Kinezumi Kichigorō

Contemporary Rendition of a Rogue: Kinezumi Kichigorō

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Album of Thirty Actor Prints

Album of Thirty Actor Prints

Sixteen prints by Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1865) Edo period (1615–1868)

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Competition of Contemporary Fashions: Sexy Beauty

Competition of Contemporary Fashions: Sexy Beauty

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Maruami Gorō Saved by Fudō's (Acala) Attendant Seitaka from Narita Shrine

Maruami Gorō Saved by Fudō's (Acala) Attendant Seitaka from Narita Shr...

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Album of Fifteen Triptychs of Famous Battlescenes

Album of Fifteen Triptychs of Famous Battlescenes

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Selected Scenes from One Poem Each by One Hundred Poets: Poem by Emperor Kōkō

Selected Scenes from One Poem Each by One Hundred Poets: Poem by Emper...

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Twelve Hours of Spring Pleasures: Hour of the Dragon

Twelve Hours of Spring Pleasures: Hour of the Dragon

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Actor as Master of Sagamiya (Sagamiya teishu)

Actor as Master of Sagamiya (Sagamiya teishu)

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Album of Ninety-eight Prints from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

Album of Ninety-eight Prints from the series Ogura Imitations of One H...

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Famous Views of Edo: Kasumigaseki

Famous Views of Edo: Kasumigaseki

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Album of Forty-eight Actor Prints

Album of Forty-eight Actor Prints

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Actor as Tokihira

Actor as Tokihira

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Kameido tenjin

Kameido tenjin

Print shows a woman sitting on the floor looking at a wall hanging of the bridge at the Kameido Tenjin shrine. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in ... more

Ofusa tokubei

Ofusa tokubei

Print shows a full-length portrait of a Ofusa, a young woman about to depart on a suicide journey in order to spend eternity with her lover Tokubei. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunk... more

Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Arajishi Otokonosuke

Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Arajishi Otokonosuke

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Book of Humorous Poems Named "Hundred Thousand Birds"

Book of Humorous Poems Named "Hundred Thousand Birds"

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Ichikawa Danjūrō VII Preparing New Year's Gifts

Ichikawa Danjūrō VII Preparing New Year's Gifts

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Tōsei fū

Tōsei fū

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Drawing Intended as Design for an Actor Print

Drawing Intended as Design for an Actor Print

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