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Title

Kabuki scene

1896


Artist

Toyohara Kunichika

Japan

1835 - 1900


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1896


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock print


Dimensions

37.9 x 75.9 cm overall


Credit

Gift of Craig Westgate in memory of his grandmother Freda Thomas 2019


Location

Not on display


Accession number

154.2019


Artist information

Toyohara Kunichika

Works in the collection

18


Place

Where the work was made
Japan