Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) - Shini-e (memorial portrait) of Kabuki actor in the role of a courtesan with a child attendant - 1847-52

Description
Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) - Shini-e (memorial portrait) of Kabuki actor in the role of a courtesan with a child attendant - 1847-52
Good condition, see description

Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) - Shini-e (memorial portrait) of Kabuki actor in the role of a courtesan with a child attendant - 1847-52

See British Museum:
https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=781574&partId=1

Utagawa Kuniyoshi was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He was a member of the Utagawa school.

The range of Kuniyoshi's subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of legendary samurai heroes. His artwork incorporated aspects of Western representation in landscape painting and caricature.

Size : 37.2 × 24.5 cm

Good condition, trimmed, damage on lower right corner, wormhole, dirt, ※This is Japanese paper so tears easily.

Please have a look at the photos for a better impression.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Material
Paper
Period
1847-52
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Title of artwork
Shini-e (memorial portrait) of Kabuki actor in the role of a courtesan with a child attendant
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
245×375×0 mm
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