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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyasu (歌川国安)

Alternate names:
Ippōsai (go - 一鳳斎)
Yasujirō (nickname - 安次郎)
Utagawa Yasugorō (family name - 歌川安五郎)

Lifetime: 1794 - 1832

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Biography:

Edo print designer, book illustrator, and painter. A pupil of Utagawa Toyokuni I, he produced prints of yakusha-e and bijinga in the Utagawa school style. The rarity of his prints suggests that his relatively short career was only a modest success.

From The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Prints

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The Metropolitan Museum curatorial files note: "Compared to his teacher, Utagawa Toyokuni, Kuniyasu portrayed actors with more angular, sharp-edged lines, particularly in the treatment of facial details."