Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Baiko Hyakusunouchi - 1893
Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Baiko Hyakusunouchi - 1893
Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Baiko Hyakusunouchi - 1893
Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Baiko Hyakusunouchi - 1893
Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Baiko Hyakusunouchi - 1893
Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Baiko Hyakusunouchi - 1893
Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Baiko Hyakusunouchi - 1893

Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Baiko Hyakusunouchi - 1893

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Original Woodblock Print - Toyohara Kunichica - Ghost Story of Yotsuya  "Baiko Hyakusunouchi" - From the Series "From the Series "One Hundred Roles of Baiko" - 1893

Size: Height 34.5cm, width 23cm

Object Literature: Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was a prominent Japanese woodblock print artist of the Edo and Meiji periods. Born as Yasohachi Arakawa in Edo (now Tokyo), he displayed a remarkable talent for art from a young age. Kunichika studied under various masters, including the celebrated ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kunisada, and adopted his teacher's "Kuni" kanji in his own name.

Kunichika is best known for his vibrant and dynamic kabuki actor prints, capturing the expressive faces and elaborate costumes of the theater. His work is characterized by bold compositions, vivid colors, and a keen attention to detail, reflecting the dramatic intensity of kabuki performances. He also produced bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) and historical scenes, showcasing his versatility.

Throughout his career, Kunichika navigated the significant social and cultural changes of the Meiji Restoration, integrating Western influences into traditional Japanese art forms. Despite facing personal challenges, including struggles with alcoholism, he maintained a prolific output and left a lasting legacy in the world of ukiyo-e.