Utagawa Kunisada II 歌川国定

1823-1880 Japan/Ukiyo-e (Pictures of the Floating World)

 

Brief Biography-Utagawa Kunisada II of the Edo period was a disciple of Utagawa Kunisada I and master of Utagawa Kunisada III. He was an ukiyo-e printmaker of the Utagawa School. He produced forty series of actor prints, in addition to portraits and illustrations. Kunisada II ceased working six years into the Meiji period, and he died in 1880.

 

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Dancing Staff-

Dancing Staff at an Evening Outing on the River

Mother and Baby

Mother and Baby

Evening Bell-

Evening Bell at Mii-dera Temple

Shini e

Shini e

The Dragon

The Dragon

Ushiwaka-maru-

Ushiwaka-maru Training with the Tengu

Wild Carnation

Wild Carnation

Visit to a Garden

Visit to a Peony Garden

Yokozuna Hisakichi

Yokozuna Unryu Hisakichi