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“Woman Picking Cherry Blossom” by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1800s

Art Print by Ukiyo-e : Pictures of the Floating World #JAP501




Utagawa Kuniyoshi  January 1, 1798 – April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He was a member of the Utagawa school.

The range of Kuniyoshi’s subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of legendary samurai heroes. His artwork incorporated aspects of Western representation in landscape painting and caricature.