KUNISADA was one of the most popular ukiyo-e artists at the end of the Edo period. He was a pupil of Toyokuni and later succeeded the master's name. His subject matter ranged from women, actors, wrestlers and genre scenes, often working with HIROSHIGE II who provided the landscape.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 1993.
Contemporary tale of the three villains
Place where the work was made
35.0 x 24.3 cm
Signature & date
Signed c.l., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyokuni ga [picture by Toyokuni]". Not dated.
Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Heroes and Villains, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 May 2001–19 Aug 2001
Referenced in 3 publications
AJIOKA Chiaki (Curator), Heroes and villains: from Japan's floating world, Sydney, May 2001, 6. cat.no. 1.18
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 254 (colour illus.).
Public Programmes Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Japan Foundation (Editors), Art speaks Japanese: Japanese language education kit from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2007, colour illus.. card no. 11