Posted by Hans Olof Johansson on December 01, 1997 at 09:29:16:
In Reply to: Toyokuni III posted by Tim Johnson on November 30, 1997 at 21:14:37:
: Please could somebody help me?
: I have recently bought a ukiyo-e print by Toyokuni III
: and I would like to know a little more about him. I have
: never bought one of these before and know nothing about
: the artform. I would really like to have some biographical
: information regarding this artist and would be very
: grateful to hear from anyone who knows anything.
: Yours in anticipation
: Tim Johnson
You can find a little information on Toyokuni III (or Kunisada, as he is more generally known) at the Shogun Gallery web site.
As for his various signatures and his relation to other artists, using the names Toyokuni and Kunisada, take a look at http://www.bahnhof.se/~secutor/ukiyo-e/quest.html.
For more comprehensive information on Kunisada's life and art, you should try to find Sebastian Izzard's exhibition catalogue Kunisada's World (Japan Society 1993). This is probably the best reference work on Kunisada in English.
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