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Utagawa Kuniyoshi

1798-1861 Japan/ukiyo-e

 

Brief Biography-Utagawa Kuniyoshi belonged to the end of the Edo Period and was a lesser-known painter during his time. Consequently, experts only resurrected his significant works at the end of the twentieth century when discovered in a farm building. His contemporary during his life was Hiroshige Utagawa. He was a disciple of Toyokuni Utagawa, and his most renowned students were Kunisada Utagawa, Kyosai Kawanabe and Yoshitoshi Tsukioka. As seen in his self-portrait, Kuniyoshi painted many animals, but his favourite ones to paint were cats.

 

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cat dressed as
a woman

cat dressed as a woman tapping the head of an octopu

 


hawk

hawk

kanama goro
imakuni

kanama goro imakuni

pilgrims in the
waterfall

pilgrims in the waterfall


Self-portrait

self-portrait

takiyasha the
witch

takiyasha the witch and the skeleton spectre

the xu fu
expedition

the xu fu expedition


tiger

tiger