Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835-1900). <em>Memorial Portrait of the Artist Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)</em>, December, 1864. Woodblock print, 14 5/16 x 19 1/2 in. (36.4 x 49.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 16.750.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.750.1_IMLS_SL2.jpg)

Memorial Portrait of the Artist Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Artist:Toyohara Kunichika

Medium: Woodblock print

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:December, 1864

Dimensions: 14 5/16 x 19 1/2 in. (36.4 x 49.5 cm)



Accession Number: 16.750.1

Image: 16.750.1_IMLS_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Two o-ban sheets, joined at center. In the left side of the diptych, Toyokuni II, in smoke green kimono with blue gown with butterfly-design, holds a brush and sits on a blue cushion in front of a low table with papers, water container, and ink stone. Additional painting tools on his left and a hand warner on his right. The text on the right side of the diptych introduces his biography. Condition:Some tears at bottom edge; two large tears at right near the artist's seal. Tainted at the left corner. All the edges worn and frayed slightly.

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