Utagawa Kunisada

Utagawa Kunisada- Kabuki Samari Actor Woodblock Japanese Print 1850's



Woodblock Print


Japanese kabuki actor playing as a Samurai. The actor is unknown. It is stamped by the artist with information written in Japanese. The woodblock print is printed on rice paper. The print is not framed.

Artist Biography

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese: 1786 – 12 January 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (Sandai Utagawa Toyokuni), was the most popular, prolific and commercially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.


H 14.75 in. x W 10 in. x D .004 in.