Woodblock print (reprint) (4) - Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) - Actors and bijin - Late 20th century
UpperLeft："Return in the rain after bath"(397×270mm)
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.
- Total nr of items
- Woodblock print (reprint)
- Late 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)
- Title of artwork
- Actors and bijin
- Good condition, see description
- 398×261×0.1 mm