Title Edo Meisho Gonouchi Ueno Umesuke. Date: 1867 (Keio 3). Size: 24.5 x 36 cm. His aliases include Hanacho-rou, Ichiiyinsai, and Toyoharu-rou. After studying under Shunobu Toyohara and creating the original illustrations for hagoita oshie, he was introduced to Kunisada (Toyokuni III). He produced many yakusha oshibu-e (large head paintings of actors) and demonstrated his ability. In his later years, he produced many portraits of actors in the traditional style, often depicting a half of an actor standing alone on a series of three panels. The portrayal of facial features is characteristic of the Hagoita style.
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Nice Kunisada Woodblock Print –original and very nicely framed–overall 14″ x 18″.
Of all the Japanese printmakers of the late Edo and early Meiji periods, Utagawa Yoshitora Japanese, c. This intriguing print is titled Hara in Suruga Province. It is from Yoshitora’s incredible series Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, c. Dynamic image of attackers being repelled by magical flames conjured up by a samurai warrior. Great detail and vibrant color in this fascinating supernatural scene. A marvelous antique print and a wonderful example of Japanese art from the 1800s. Would be a fine choice for display in your home or office. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image it its collection. Utagawa Yoshitora’s masterworks are in the collections of. Many of the world’s leading museums. Among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; the British Museum, London ; the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia; and the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo. ARTIST: Utagawa Yoshitora, Japanese active c. TITLE: Hara in Suruga Province. SERIES: Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, 1872. MEDIUM: Authentic polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on handmade paper. 13 1/8″ x 8 7/8″; (33,3 cm x 22,5 cm). 14 1/8″ x 9 5/8″; (35,9 cm x 24,4 cm). Antique Meiji era original print. Good condition considering its age but not in perfect condition. A couple tears, repaired and blend well but still show on close examination. A few spots and some staining & soiling. Please examine scans carefully. The Uki Arts Gallery.