Toyohara Kunichika

(Japan 1835 – 1900)

Kabuki scene

Location
Not on display
Further information

Toyohara Kunichika was well known for his kabuki prints and his understanding of kabuki dramas that were popular during the time he was active. He was an artist that was able to make the transition from the Edo to the Meiji period during a period of great upheaval for the country both socially and politically. He started not only to depict more realistic faces of kabuki actors, but also experimented with western single point perspective.

Place of origin
Japan
Year
1896
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodblock print
Dimensions
37.9 x 75.9 cm overall
Credit
Gift of Craig Westgate in memory of his grandmother Freda Thomas 2019
Accession number
154.2019