Oh Yes! Yet ANOTHER Toyokuni :o)

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Posted by Theo de Kreijger on July 17, 2002 at 15:43:29:

In Reply to: Oh No! Not ANOTHER Toyokuni! posted by Dan M. on July 15, 2002 at 23:42:52:

Hi Dan,

The Toyokuni you mention is described in "The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints" by Keyes and Mizushima as follows: "Active 1810s [1830s]. A designer of stencil prints published in Kyoto; no relation to the Edo artist of the same name. Surname: Hasegawa. Go: Toka."

In the book "Osaka prints" by Swaab it is stated that the artist even "borrowed" the name of the famous Edo artist. One hosoban stencil print of a courtisane designed by him is shown on page 230.

So now we have 6 Toyokuni's :o)

1. The original Toyokuni I
2. His son in law, Toyokuni II, aka Kunishige
3/5. Three Kunisadas, changing their names to Toyokuni (II, III and IV)
6. The Kyoto Toyokuni

Who knowns number 7 ?



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