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JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS

  • Nishikino Fukuro, sketches in style of Mangwa. 1829.
  • Keisai sogwa, 5 vols. 1832.
  • Keisai ukiyo gwafu, in collaboration with Hiroshige, 3 vols., about 1836, his principal work of the kind.

(Uta­) (gawa ) (Kuni­) (yoshi) Kuniyasu and Kuniyoshi were, like Kunisada, pupils of Toyokuni. Kuniyasu (illustrated in Strange at page 54) died in 1840, aged thirty years. Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born at Yedo in the year 1800, began his activity about the middle of the second decade.[1] Following a path exactly parallel with Kunisada's, he nevertheless developed in the domain of landscape a strength and grandeur of style that gives him a place perhaps even higher than Hiroshige. He died in 1861, at the age of sixty-one.

The following are mentioned as his principal works:—

  • View of Lake Biwa with Fuji in the distance; dated by Fenollosa (Catalogue, No. 404) about 1840.
  • The priest Nichiren in the snow; signed Ichiyosai.
  • A series illustrating the history of the Ronin, 47 folio sheets, a celebrated work.
  • Tatsutagawa, the hundred famous poets; also celebrated.
  • Genji Monogatari, 54 sheets. 1844.
  • The stations of the Tokaido, with representations of legends referring to the places concerned, in collaboration with Kunisada, 70 sheets (?).
  • The rainbow: three people climbing a hill.
  • Japanese heroes, over 50 sheets.
  • Views of the waterfall of Benten.
  • Siukoden, the 108 Chinese heroes.
  • Examples of Chinese filial love, 14 double sheets.
  • Fuzokuko meiden, celebrated persons, 2 vols., 8vo. Kioto, 1840. In black and white.

Anderson cites some illustrated works from the period 1831 to 1856. Strange (plate vi.) gives a reproduction.

  1. Anderson Cat., p. 367; idem., Japanese Wood-Engraving; Strange, p. 52; Fenollosa Cat., Nos. 401-404; Cat. Burty, No. 299 ff., 242; Bing. Cat., No. 672 ff.