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JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS

Series of sheets:—

  • The rain shower, 10 small sheets; among those seeking shelter under the giant tree in the middle of the long design are a young nobleman with a falcon, a young girl trying to cover his hair, a washerwoman, a man with a monkey, a faggot carrier, and several blind people,-who have fallen down in their haste (Bing Catalogue, No. 208).
  • Views of the environs of Yedo, 8 sheets, quarto, dating from the beginning of the century (Catalogue Leroux).
  • The six Tamagawa rivers, in circles, only slightly coloured.
  • The six celebrated poets, in pairs.
  • Courtesans in the likeness of Komachi, 7 sheets, medium size.

Illustrated books:—

  • Haiyu raku richutsu (?), pictures of Yedo actors, in collaboration with Kunimasa, beginning of tenth decade; the title by Utamaro, representing the implements of the No-dance; by the same is an actor seated, smoking and watching three women leaving the theatre.
  • Yakusha konotegashiwa, collection of celebrated actors, 2 small vols., Yedo, 1801; perhaps his best work.
  • Yehon imayo sugata, the manners of the present time, women of all classes, 2 vols., coloured, 1802; in the first volume respectable women, in the second, those of the Yoshiwara, &c.
  • Toyokuni toshidamafude, reminding one of Hokusai's Mangwa.
  • Yehon Yedo no mizu, Yedo, 3 vols., black and white.
  • Yobo shashin sangai kio, Recreations of Actors, Yedo, 1801, 2 vols.; excellent in colour.
  • Bakino, Comparison of the Theatres with Famous Places, 1800, 2 vols.; humorous.
  • History of Princess Sakura, a romance by Kyoden, Yedo, 1806, 5 vols.
  • Yakusha awase kagami, Actors, Yedo, 1804.
  • In collaboration with Shunyei he published a work at Yedo in 1806; in collaboration with Toyohiro: Otagi Kanoko, 12 coloured pictures, Yedo, 1803.

His best pupil was his brother, Toyohiro, who developed a peculiar manner, and later had the privilege of training the great landscape painter Hiroshige. Of Toyokuni's pupils, Kunisada (later Toyokuni II.), and Kuniyoshi, both of whom will be