Auction 44 EDITIONS
11.03.2020

Lot 6

Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1865)all works of the author

"Kabuki Theater Actor", 1855

Signature bottom right
Paper, colored woodcut
22.5 x 23.5 cm
Signed "on the board" from bottom left
Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1865) - one of the most prominent Japanese artists of the first half of the nineteenth century. He was born in the suburbs of Edo in a wealthy family. From a young age, he copied Japanese engravings depicting Kabuki theater. He studied at the Utogawa Toyokuni Workshop (1800-1807), after which he began his own creative work. Head of the Utagawa Art School (1844). The special merit of the artist was the creation of a special type of theatrical portrait, which combined individual likeness and atmosphere of theatrical action.

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