Kuniteru (1808-1876)

Fuwa Banemon

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Kuniteru (1808-1876)
Fuwa Banemon
Woodblock Print
c. 1848
13.5" x 9.75"
Ichiyusai Kuniteru ga
Very good color and impression, soiled, stain


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About the artist

Born in Edo, Kuniteru Utagawa studied under both Toyokuni I and Kunisada. Working in the style of the Utagawa school. Kuniteru produced book illustrations as well as single-sheet prints. His subjects traversed popular genres, from actors and warriors, to beauties and kaika-e, “enlightenment pictures.” Kaika-e depicted the changing customs, clothing, and architecture of a Japan modernizing along a Western model. Like many artists, Kuniteru used a variety of go, or “artist names,” over the course of his career. His known go include Kunitsuna II and Sadashige.

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