B - Utagawa Kunisada
Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) was one of the great, yet strangely under-rated, ukiyo-e woodblock artists known mostly for his figures, beautifull women, poets and Kabuki theatre prints.During his lifetime he was more popular and more financially successful than his contemporaries Hiroshige and Hokusai. Around 1857 he combined with Hiroshige to produce their `Fifty-three Stations by Two Artists` series for which Kunisada did the figures and Hiroshige did the landscapes. He was a skilled `haikai` and `kyoka` poet and drinking companion of the literary luminaries of his time.
Geisha in Phoenix Kimono
Yosooi (Festival Day)
Kataoka Nizaemon VII
Beauty on a Bridge
Iwai Kakitsubata as Shirai Gompachi..
Kabuki-e Theatre Print
Haika Shoga Kyoda
Parody of 36 selected poems.
Seven Variations of Iroha Alphabet
Seven Variations of Iroha Alphabet.
Prince Genji Series SOLD
Wakana no ge SOLD
Ushiwakamaru fighting Choban and his gang. SOLD
Music in Springtime SOLD
The First Month (Mutsuki) SOLD
Kawasaki; Iwai Hanshiro V..SOLD
Ishibe: Iwai Kumesaburo III SOLD
Morning on a Verandah SOLD
Genji Monogatari SOLD
Enjoying the Evening Cool. SOLD
Tending the Young Nobleman Tsuruchiyo SOLD
Genji Monogatari SOLD (1)
Genji Monogatari SOLD (2)