Set of 3 Japanese Woodblock Prints of Kabuki Actors by UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI 1769-1825
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SOLD Set of three woodblock prints by legendary Japanese artist Utagawa Toyokuni depicts three kabuki actors. Simple color palettes showcases the mastery of line and space.
About the Artist:
Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) was a Japanese master of ukiyo-e and was known for his kabuki actor prints. As the second head of the Utagawa school of Japanese woodblock artists, he elevated the institution to the positions of power and fame that it held for the remainder of the 19th century. He was born in Edo, where is father carved dolls and puppets as an art and trade. Toyokuni apprenticed with the founder of the Utagawa school when we was around 14 years old, as he was a friend of young Toyokuni’s father. He studied the masters hard and was able to elevate the practice of yakusha-e portraits to a new level. He was popular and prolific during his 57 years in Edo.
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Very good condition. Minor water spots and wear with age throughout.
18"W x 23"H