Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Yahei Hyôe Munekiyo (R). Sawamura Tanosuke III as Tokiwa Gozen (L). By Utagawa Toyokuni III (Kunisada). ; 1786 12 January 1865 was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries. At the end of the Edo period. (16031867), Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Kunisada were the three best representatives of the Japanese color woodcut in Edo capital city of Japan, now Tokyo. However, among European and American collectors of Japanese prints, beginning in the late 19th and early 20th century, all three of these artists were actually regarded as rather inferior to the greats of classical ukiyo-e, and therefore as having contributed considerably to the downfall of their art. For this reason, some referred to their works as “decadent”. Beginning in the 1930s and 1970s, respectively, the works of Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi were submitted to a re-evaluation, and these two are now counted among the masters of their art. Thus, from Kunisada alone was withheld, for a long time, the acknowledgment which is due to him. With a few exceptions, such as actor portraits yakusha-e. And portraits of beautiful women bijin-ga. , at the beginning of his career, and some series of large-size actor head-portraits near the end, it was thought that he had produced only inferior works. It was not until the early 1990s, with the appearance of Jan van Doesburg’s overview of the artistic development of Kunisada, and Sebastian Izzard’s extensive study of his work, that this picture began to change, with Kunisada more clearly revealed as one of the “giants” of the Japanese print that he was. About this print : Taira no Munekiyo saved fugitive Tokiwa Gozen and her children (Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Ano Zensei). Print Size : OBAN Large size. About 13.9 x 19.5. On the faster side during off peak traveling seasons and slower and more unpredictable during high traveling seasons. We are off on Saturday, Sunday (Japan time) and National holidays in Japan. So we’ll be late for the answering questions. Thank you for your understanding. International Buyers Please Note. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item “Orig TOYOKUNI III KUNISADA JAPANESE Woodblock Diptych Print SAMURAI Sword” is in sale since Friday, February 17, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “edokura” and is located in Chiba. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Multi-Color
- Type: Woodblock Print
- Primary Material: Washi Paper
- Age: 1850-1899
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed: Toyokuni Rou Hitsu ,