Woman Holding a Pipe

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Title

Woman Holding a Pipe

Creator

Utagawa Kunisada
Edo (Tokyo), Japan, 1786 - 1864

Format

woodblock print
22.8 x 35.2 centimeters

Description

Kunisada began his apprenticeship around 1800 under the master Toyokuni (1769 - 1825) and became one of his chief pupils. the Utagawa school specialized in actor prints. Kunisada is also known as Toyokuni III. During his life, he has had a few pseudonyms, such as Ichiyusai or Gototei. In 1807 he published his first book of illustrations, and the following year, his first book of actor prints. During his lifetime, it has been estimated that he had produced more than 20,000 prints.

Publisher

Jokin (1830 - 1858)

Citation

Utagawa Kunisada Edo (Tokyo), Japan, 1786 - 1864, “Woman Holding a Pipe,” Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection, accessed September 19, 2019, https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/items/show/250.

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