Kuniyoshi / Kumagaya, 69 Stations of Kiso Kaido

SKU: C11065
Tag: Animal   Night view  
Price ¥46,000
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年代 : 嘉永5年
サイズ : 大判
刷 : 良
保存 : 良
詳細 : 端折


Date : 1852
Size: O-ban
Impression : Good
Condition : Good
Detail : Side fold / Ghost

The 69 Stations of Kiso Kaido consists of 72 artworks, including contents, showing the towns along the Nakasendo route in the small frame, each of them depicting a character from a play or legend associated with the name of the station. It is a work in which we can enjoy Kuniyoshi's humor and ideas.
Kuniyoshi was a pupil of Toyokuni, but initially, he could not compete with the popularity of his brother Kunisada and others, and for a while, he was not well received.
Around the time of the Bunsei era (1868 - 1912), he published a series of works entitled "Tsuzoku Suikoden Goketsu Hyakunin," which were well received, and he became known as the "Kuniyoshi of samurai paintings" and became a popular painter. After that, he produced many works with a wide range of appeal that went beyond the framework of ukiyoe, thanks to his richness of imagination, innovative designs, unconventional ideas, and reliable drawing skills.