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KUNISADA I (1786 - 1864), Print artist, painter, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KUNISADA I (1786 - 1864), Print artist, painter, illustrator

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Japanese, 19th century, male.

Active in Edo (now Tokyo).

Born 1786; died 1864.

Print artist, painter, illustrator. Portraits.

Kunisada I was a pupil of Toyokuni (1769-1825). He adopted the name Toyokuni III on becoming head of the Utagawa School around 1830. In addition to illustrating many books, he produced actor portraits and pictures of beautiful women, winning public favour and reflecting the usages, customs and atmosphere

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