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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Kuniyoshi, Female Fantasies - Phallus Parade, c.1840.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1798 - 1861
Kuniyoshi was born Yoshisaburo and like Kunisada was apprenticed to the great woodblock artist Toyokuni I at his Utagawa School 1811. Prosperous for most of his life, Kuniyoshi's school of students produced some of the very best artists of the next generation including the great Yoshitoshi and notable others such as Yoshitora, Yoshiiku and Yoshikazu.
Antique Japanese color woodblock.
Date: c.1840s. Size: 11" x 8 2/3" inches.
Scene with many references to mythical themes!

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