Original woodblock print - Utagawa Yoshitora (act. ca. 1836-1887) - 'The Syllable Ri' - From the series "Chushin Gishi Meimeiden" - 1864

Description
Original woodblock print - Utagawa Yoshitora (act. ca. 1836-1887) - 'The Syllable Ri' - From the series "Chushin Gishi Meimeiden" - 1864
Reasonable condition, see description

Original woodblock print - Utagawa Yoshitora (act. ca. 1836-1887) - Kaika Yazaemon Fujiwara no Tomonobu, from the series The Story of the Faithful Samurai in The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshin gishi meimei den) - 1864

size : 258 × 187 mm

Utagawa Yoshitora (歌川 芳虎) was a designer of ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints and an illustrator of books and newspapers who was active from about 1850 to about 1880. He was born in Edo (modern Tokyo), but neither his date of birth nor date of death is known. He was the oldest pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi who excelled in prints of warriors, kabuki actors, beautiful women, and foreigners (Yokohama-e). He may not have seen any of the foreign scenes he depicted.

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Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Material
Paper
Period
1864
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Yoshitora (act. ca. 1836-1887)
Title of artwork
'The Syllable Ri' - From the series "Chushin Gishi Meimeiden"
Condition
Reasonable condition, see description
Dimensions
187×258×0 mm
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