Sino Japan War Original Kunichika Woodblock Print
A Sino Japan War Original Kunichika Woodblock Print estimated to be from the 1890s. Estimated to be the work of Toyohara Kunichika and one of a Triptych Set of Oban Woodblock prints depicting Military figures and high ranking officials during the Sino Japan War.
The Artist Seal and the Signature are on the bottom left of the print. It is also in good overall condition for its age with some signs of discolouration and wear at the bottom right corner of the paper.
Paper size: Ooban is 37.5 cm Height 25 cm Width
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Toyohara Kunichika (30 June 1835 – 1 July 1900)
Toyohara Kunichika was born on June 30 1835 in the Kyobashi district and his family name was Ōshima Yasohachi . He was a merchant as well as an artisan of Edo (present-day Tokyo).
Chikanobu referred the young Kunichika as an apprentice to the studio of the great Utagawa Kunisada. Kunisada was the leading and most prolific print maker of the mid-19th century and consequently by 1854 the young artist had made his first confirmed signed print. He had also taken the name “Kunichika” a composite of the names of this two teachers, Kunisada and Chikanobu.
|Dimensions||25 × 37.5 cm|