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Ariharano Tokihira and Matsuo Maru LACMA M.73.37.604


Ariharano Tokihira and Matsuo Maru LACMA M.73.37.604



File:Ariharano_Tokihira_and_Matsuo_Maru_LACMA_M.73.37.604.jpg ) .Description..Title.Ariharano Tokihira and Matsuo Maru..Description..: Japan, 19th century.: Prints; woodcuts.: Color woodblock print.: Image: 14 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (36.8 x 25.7 cm); Paper: 14 9/16 x 10 1/8 in. (37.0 x 25.8 cm).: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Juda (M.73.37.604).: [japanese-art Japanese Art]..Accession number.M.73.37.604..Artist.Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (Japan, Edo, 1786-1865)..Date.{{other date|century|19}}{{Institution: Los Angeles County Museum of Art}}..Permission.License.Public domain LACMA..Art of Japan in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Images from LACMA uploaded by Fæ.Images from LACMA uploaded by Fæ (check needed).Woodcuts in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Woodcuts from Japan in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art released at least 24,000 images into the public domain. The art objects in this collection are in this category. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art.

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.



1820 - 1865


National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

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