Toyokuni


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Toyokuni

(tōyō`ko͞onē), 1769–1825, Japanese color-print artist, whose name in full was Toyokuni Utagawa. He was one of the leading masters of the period of the popular ukiyo-e school. After many failures to appeal to the public taste, he attained great success with portrayals of stage favorites in dramatic situations. His work shows vigorous, sweeping lines and striking color contrasts. It attracted numerous imitators and a host of pupils.
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Matsui M, Nishigori C, Toyokuni S, Takeda J, Akaboshi M, Ishikawa M, Imamura S, Miyachi Y.
A print by the same artist, circa 1860, of a woman in ceremonial dress with two children standing beneath blossom sold for PS160 and a print by Toyokuni of an actress in a blue ceremonial dress sold for PS170.
Around the age of 12, his notable drawing skills garnered him an invitation to apprentice with the master artist Utagawa Toyokuni.
Kanatsu-Shinohara M, Miki H, Inoue K, Ogonuki N, Toyokuni S, Ogura A, et al.
Um SL, Suzuki S, Toyokuni S, Kim BM, Tanaka T, Hiai H, Nishimura Y.
The influence of the school expanded with the popularity of the expressive paintings of Kabuki actors by Toyoharu's disciple, Utagawa Toyokuni (who took his master's surname as a sign of respect).
One of the finest artists who made these things was Toyokuni and his work appearsin The Floating World of Ukiyo-E (Abrams: pounds 34) and if you have any Christmas book tokens as yet unredeemed, I suggest you treat yourself to this splendid book which shows some marvellous pictures of the actors along with wood-block prints depicting courtesans, sports and past times and the landscapes of Edo, all part of a long--vanished Japan.
Featured at the auctions will be original paintings, watercolors and hand-signed limited edition graphic works of art by such artists as Agam, Altman, Alvar, Appel, Boulanger, Bragg, Cambier, Cezanne, Chagall, Cobell, Dali, Dus, Erte, Fanch, Goya, He Neng, Huchet, King, Kipniss, Lebadang, Maimon, Matisse, Miro, Mouly, Nierman, Picasso, Picot, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rivera, Tarkay, Toyokuni, Vasarely, Wolfson and others.
Toyokuni print of an actress in a blue ceremonial dress, which sold for PS170
Okada K, Wangpoengtrakul C, Osawa T, Toyokuni S, Tanaka K, Uchida K.