Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni II (二代目歌川豊国)

Print: Nakamura Shikan II (中村芝翫) from the series Tōto Meisho with Ryogoku in the background (東都名所 - 両国)

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Dates: created,1830s
Dimensions: 10.125 in,14.625 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Artist's seal: toshidama gourd-shaped in red
Publisher: Ezakiya Tatsuzō (Marks 059 - seal 21-092)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Lyon Collection - another print from this series;

Physical description:

The bridge in the background is the Ryōguku.

From ca. 1830, and a few years after that, various artists - including Kuniyoshi, Toyokuni II and Kunisada - and publishers - including Ezakiya Tatsuzō, et al. - posed figures before aizuri-e backgrounds. This followed the import of the new and dramatic Prussian blue pigment.


There is another print from this series in the Lyon Collection - #607.