Triptych, Woodblock print (reprint) - Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) - 'Twilight Snow at Mokuboji temple' - From the series "Eight Views of Edo" - Late 20th century
Utagawa Kunisada, also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III,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.
At the end of the Edo period,Hiroshige,Kuniyoshi and Kunisada were the three best representatives of the Japanese color woodcut in Edo.
However,among European and American collectors of Japanese prints,beginning in the late 19th and early 20th century,all three of these artists were actually regarded as rather inferior to the greats of classical ukiyo-e,and therefore as having contributed considerably to the downfall of their art.
Beginning in the 1930s and 1970s,respectively,the works of Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi were submitted to a re-evaluation,and these two are now counted among the masters of their art.Thus,from Kunisada alone was withheld,for a long time,the acknowledgment which is due to him.
See Chazen Museum of Art: http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/OBJ8682
- Holzschnitt (Nachdruck), Triptychon
- Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts
- Herkunftsregion/ Herkunftsland
- Künstler/ Schöpfer
- Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- 'Twilight Snow at Mokuboji temple' - From the series "Eight Views of Edo"
- Guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 403×267×0 mm