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TOYOKUNI I (1769 - 1825), Print artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
TOYOKUNI I (1769 - 1825), Print artist

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1769, in Edo (now Tokyo); died 1825.

Print artist.

Toyokuni was the son of Kurohashi Gorobei, a doll maker. While still very young, he was placed under Toyoharu (1735-1814) as an apprentice, and by 1789 he had started a rich, rewarding career. At first, his work was rather impersonal, deriving from Utamaro and Kiyonaga. By 1793, however, he came into his

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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