Posted by Andy W. on April 02, 2003 at 16:00:18:
In Reply to: Hiroshige posted by Danielle on April 02, 2003 at 05:35:05:
Q. Ukiyo-E is all a bit new to me. I can't work out if Ando and Utagawa Hiroshige are the same person?
A. They are indeed. Hiroshige studied under Utagawa Toyohiro so was a member of the Utagawa School. He preferred to use the samurai name Ando after his early work however. You can find similar cases in ukiyo-e. Utagawa Kunichika used Toyohara Kunichika, mixing the names of his 2 masters. His student, Chikanobu, called himself Yoshu Chikanobu, while still a member of the Utagawa School.
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