#JP1-45178
Yoshitora (fl. 1850-1880)

Onodera Shunai Hidekazu

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#JP1-45178
Yoshitora (fl. 1850-1880)
Onodera Shunai Hidekazu
Series:
47 Ronin
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Date:
c. 1850
Size:
14.25" x 9.5"
Signature:
Ichimosai Yoshitora sha

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Publisher:
Senichi
Seals:
Murata and Mera

About the artist

Utagawa Yoshitora ่Šณ่™Ž worked and lived in Edo. The exact dates of his birth and death are unknown, but he was an important pupil of Kuniyoshi. Yoshitora worked in many different genres, from actor portraits to cityscapes of Tokyo, but he is best known for his warrior and Yokohama prints. With the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854, Japan opened to American trade at Yokohama. Yokohama-e present Japan's early impression of the Westerners arriving in this port city. Yoshitora was a leading designer of these prints, revealing the appearance and inventions of these foreigners. In addition, Yoshitora produced prints of foreign scenes, based not on personal observation, but derived from Western engravings. Today, his works reside in such celebrated collections as the British Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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