Kunimitsu a
Kunimitsu b

Utagawa Kuniteru I (国輝) also Kunimitsu (国光) fl. 1820-60 – Samurai – 武士


The Utagawa school was the most successful school in the history of kabuki ukiyo-e. Prints had to be made for the theatre-goers and although these artists only made twice that of a day laborer, they worked long hours and were not considered very high up in the hierarchy of artists. Here is a classic scene of a subordinate being given an audience with a feudal lord. Normal ageing, wrinkles and small stains. Very rich colors.

Date: Circa 1870’s – Early Meiji period. – 8″ x 13.5″ – Will look very vibrant in the right frame.


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