Toyokuni I was one the heads of the famous Utagawa school of Japanese woodblock designers. A prolific artist, he achieved great fame and success during his lifetime. Toyokuni was well known for his theater images as well as bijinga (a general term for images of beautiful women in Japanese art).
Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769-1825)
Early 19th century
Width 15.5 Depth 0.75 Height 21.75 in.
Sight: Width 9.5 Height 14 in.
Note: some tears in dust cover, frame chipped, faded, acid damage from frame mat.