Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 'Graffiti on a Storehouse Wall'

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 'Graffiti on a Storehouse Wall'

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Print from the series 'Graffiti on a Storehouse Wall'
1847
Nishiki-e (brocade print)
Ôban size
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburô
Censorship seals: Kinugasa and Hama
Museum no. E.10551-1886

Kuniyoshi was an extremely versatile artist and was known to have studied techniques from a variety of different schools. The influence of Western-style line drawing is evident in the fluid, impromptu lines of these amusing caricatures of popular Kabuki actors.

 

This print can be found in Japanese Print Room Box JP1.