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UTAGAWA KUNICHIKA (1835-1900)
UTAGAWA KUNICHIKA (1835-1900)

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UTAGAWA KUNICHIKA (1835-1900)
Nanajuhachi-o Ichiyosai Toyokuni Shozo [The Portrait of Ichiyosai Toyokuni (Kunisada), An Old Man of Seventy-eight], from a series of six designs by Kunisada (with the exception of this one) entitled Tosei mitate sanjurokku kasen [The Thirty-six Poetical Geniuses of Japan], signed Ichiosai Kunichika shinsha [drawn from life], dated 4th month, Bunkyu 3 (1863), published by Hiranoya Shinzo
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See Sebastian Izzard, Kunisada’s World, (London, 1993), no. 99
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