Woodblock print (reprint) (4) - Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) - Actors and bijin - Late 20th century

Description
Woodblock print (reprint) (4) - Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) - Actors and bijin - Late 20th century
Good condition, see description

Woodblock print (reprint) (4) - Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) - Actors and bijin - Late 20th century

UpperLeft:"Return in the rain after bath"(397×270mm)
UpperRight:"Yatsushigusa Zurihiki"(381×252mm)
BottomLeft:the right side of "The Echigoya on New Year's Day"(398×261mm)
BottomRight:"Nakasu District" From the series "Contest of Contemporary Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters" (392×264mm)

Torii Kiyonaga was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist of the Torii school.Originally Sekiguchi Shinsuke, the son of an Edo bookseller, he took on Torii Kiyonaga as an art name. Although not biologically related to the Torii family,he became head of the group after the death of his adoptive father and teacher Torii Kiyomitsu.
By 1784 Kiyonaga had fully developed his style of depicting tall,elegant,mature women—images well suited to the generous proportions of nishiki-e ōban paper,newly popular in the 1780s.Kiyonaga also increased the breadth of his compositions by designing multiple-panel prints,giving him scope for sweeping background views and complex compositions featuring numerous figures interacting in a naturalistic manner.

Lot details
Total nr of items
4
Object
Woodblock print (reprint)
Material
Paper
Period
Late 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)
Attribution
Reprint
Title of artwork
Actors and bijin
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
398×261×0.1 mm
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