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Artist: Utagawa Nobukatsu (歌川信勝)

Alternate names:
Ryūkyōtei Shigenao

Lifetime: circa 1824 - 1841

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Biography:

Ryūkyōtei Shigenao (until 9/1829); Nobukatsu (see signature at left); Tessai Nobukatsu, active circa 1824-41 Surnames: Yanagawa (1831) and Utagawa; gô: Tessai (1824; also as signature in 1837); signed as Ryūkyōtei Shigenao, a pupil of Shigeharu, on a print dated 8/1829; changed from Shigenao to Nobukatsu on a print dated 9/1829; also signed as Nobukatsu, a pupil of Sadamasu, on prints dated 1/1832 and 1/1833 (see signature above); little else is known, as Nobukatsu apparently ceased print design when the Tenpō Reform edicts banned the publication of actor prints in 1842.

This information is taken directly from osakaprints.com.

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The British Museum notes that Nobukatsu was "...active in Osaka mid-19th c. Designed prints of actors and beautiful women. Trained under Yanagawa Shigenobu and Utagawa Sadamasu."