Hirosada 広貞is thought to have been the pupil of Utagawa Kunimasu and was one of the most successful printmakers from Osaka during the Edo period (1603 – 1868). Hirosada produced scenes and portraits from Kabuki theater, whose popularity peaked during his career. His works are known for their exceptionally expressive and dramatic style of depicting famous actors his time. Hirosadas's work is included in a number of collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. - Max Eastman