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Kunihisa (1832 - 1891)

Kabuki Actor Nakamura Fukusuke as Nichiren Quelling Storm on His Exile to Sado Island

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1886
Size (H x W): 14.25 x 28 (inches)
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro
Signature: Baido Kunimasa hitsu
Conditon: Very good color, impression and state, Buddhist prayers printed in waves, embellished with mica and oxidation.
$5,800.00

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Description

Another impression of this print can be found in the collection of Waseda University Theatre Museum.

About the artist

A student of Toyokuni III, Kunihisa Utagawa worked during the second half of the 19th century. He married one of Toyokuni III’s daughters and was adopted into the family. Active during the transitional years from the Edo Period to the Meiji Period, he produced Yokohama-e, actor prints, and bijin-ga, or “pictures of beautiful women.”