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20. Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)(attr.to)
Ukiyo-e
A girl hurrying along on bare feet, lifting her kimono so as not to trip and spill sake
Signed: -
Seals: -
Technique: colours on paper, 69 x 27.2
Date: c. 1815
Mounting: dark blue decorated silk fabric and taube/mauve silk
148.5 x 39.8
Box: inscribed
Condition: a few old restorations, otherwise very good

Toyokuni was the son of a puppet carver in Edo. At a young age he became a pupil of Utagawa Toyoharu (1735-1814), the founder of the Utagawa School. Toyoharu taught him both painting and teaching skills. Toyokuni subsequently became a very important printmaker (and painter). His influence on his pupils stretched out over the entire19th century.

Compare: http://www.kaikodo.com/index.php/exhibition/detail/privileged/1312
Kaikadô, Asia Week 2014 cat. 14



Price: EUR 5,000 / USD 5,900