Ukiyoe, Ukiyoe, Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Oborozuki Neko no Mori
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Ukiyoe Edo fan paintings (nishikie, Yamato-type) were produced by the publisher Ibasen as multicolor printed fan paintings (uchiwa-e) by master printmakers Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi, who were descendants of the Utagawa school. Ibasen printed and produced this work based on this only existing woodblock print.
Utagawa Kuniyoshi "Oborozuki neko no mori" (The cat's prosperity of the moon), Koka period, fan picture size, made into an Edo uchiwa-fan (fan picture) from a brocade.
Utagawa Kuniyoshi uniquely depicted the Yoshiwara brothels with cats. The cat holding the fan is chic.
Utagawa Kuniyoshi was an ukiyoe artist active at the end of the Edo period (1603-1868). He worked in various genres, including landscapes, portraits of actors, and paintings of beautiful women.
He was known for his love of cats and is said to have owned several cats, sometimes even painting with them in his arms. For this reason, many of his works feature cats or anthropomorphic cats, giving the viewer a sense of his individuality.
Size: 37 cm (length), 29.5 cm (width)
Made by Ijasen