Yoshiume (1819 - 1879 )

Yoshiume Utagawa was an Osaka-based ukiyo-e artist best known for his chuban-format actor prints. He also produced genre prints, landscapes, and illustrated books. According to the British Museum, his earliest known work, a yaskusha-e (actor print), dates to 1841. Born in Osaka, Yoshiume traveled to Edo in c.1847 to study under Kuniyoshi Utagawa. Roughly a decade later, Yoshiume returned home to Osaka, where he went on to found his own school and mentor many students. Other go (artist names) include "Ichiosai" and "Yabairo."

Japanese Woodblock Prints (1800 - 1868)