Sadafusa (act. 1825 - 1850)

Returning Geese

Series: Eight Views of Sumida River
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1834
Size (H x W): 14 x 9.25 (inches)
Publisher: Joshuya Shigezo
Seals: Kiwame
Signature: Gokitei Sadafusa ga
Condition: Good color and impression, toned, tears and wormage on upper corners


About the artist

Sadafusa Utagawa was a woodblock artist active during the mid 19th century. He initially lived in Edo, where he became a pupil of Kunisada, who left a lasting influence on Sadafusa's prints. Sadafusa then moved to Osaka. He worked predominantly within the genre of bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women,) though he also produced excellent studies from Kabuki theater.