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Kabuki Actors as Firemen Standard Bearers: SAWAMURA Tossho

TOYOHARA Kunichika 豊原国周/画

Collection of
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Title
Kabuki Actors as Firemen Standard Bearers: SAWAMURA Tossho
Collection ID
86300795
Creator
TOYOHARA Kunichika
Creation Date
1874 19世紀 
Size
37.1cm x 24.8cm
Edo-Tokyo Museum Digital Archives
https://www.edohakuarchives.jp/detail-2227.html

作者について

豊原国周 / TOYOHARA Kunichika

from Art Platform Japan: https://artplatform.go.jp/resources/collections/artists/A2604

Date of birth
1835-06-30
Birth place
Edo
Date of death
1900-07-01
Fields of activity
Printmaking
Gender

Wikipedia

Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese: 豊原 国周; 30 June 1835 – 1 July 1900) was a ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock print artist. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo's then-leading print maker, Utagawa Kunisada. His deep appreciation and knowledge of kabuki drama led to his production primarily of yakusha-e, which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time.An alcoholic and womanizer, Kunichika also portrayed women deemed beautiful (bijinga), contemporary social life, and a few landscapes and historical scenes. He worked successfully in the Edo period, and carried those traditions into the Meiji period. To his contemporaries and now to some modern art historians, this has been seen as a significant achievement during a transitional period of great social and political change in Japan's history.

Identifiers

APJ ID
A2604
VIAF ID
74109921
AKL ID
40147587
NDL ID
00161720
Wikidata ID
Q2738241

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