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 Prints and Drawings Study Room box TOPIC JP1