About The Artwork
A print of actors participating in the Kabuki dramas was a popular source of entertainment for Kunichika as he enjoyed the dance dramas of Kabuki and often depicted them in his prints.
Toyohara Kunichika (豊原 国周)
He started showing artistic talent as a child, so from the age of 13, he became an apprentice of the at the time leading Japanese printmaker, Utagawa Kunisada (歌川 国貞).
With age, as he developed his ability to create woodblock prints in traditional Japanese, he also developed a love and appreciation of Kabuki, a Japanese dance drama. So his passion for Kabuki, mixed with his print-making ability, allowed him to create prints of famous Japanese actors at the time.
The career of Kunichika started in the Edo period of Japanese art; however, as the artistic landscape of Japan transitioned into the Meji period, so did Kunichaka. In addition, the Meiji period of modernisation and development allowed Kunichika to incorporate other aspects of his life.
As a young man, he loved going out with his friends for a night of heavy drinking and indulging in the nightlife of Tokyo, which gave him exposure and an introduction to the concept of Bijin-ga (美人画), which was the artistic world of beautiful women.
Today, over 100 years after the death of Kunichika, his work is still celebrated and respected as it belongs to the Brooklyn Museum. We at Stockholm Art House hope we can continue to honour the legacy of his work.
- FSC certified poster made on thick and long-lasting matte (uncoated) paper from sustainably managed forests.
- Paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
- Our wooden frames are produced from natural pine/oak wood. The frames are lightweight and easy to hang.
- Thickness: For Europe 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass for the frames.
- Includes hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
-The frame and poster are mounted together.
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• If you receive a delivery, where one of our products is damaged in the delivery, wrong measurements from what you ordered, or does not match your expectations regarding quality, please contact us. We will replace shipping damages or bad-quality artwork. However, we may require proof of image or a detailed description/reason for the complaint in some cases. When approved, we will replace and send you a new product.
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All poster print papers are responsibly sourced and FSC certified from sustainably managed forests.
FSC-Certified Paper? When the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certifies that a paper is made of responsibly sourced wood fiber
Local production reduces carbon emissions. As a result of local production in 34 markets and reduced transportation distances, we reduce carbon emissions on each order.
Countries we produce products in:
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On-demand production reduces waste and the use of resources. All products are digitally printed on demand and avoid excess production in landfills.
Our artworks are not mass-produced, and they are timeless. The artworks can be enjoyed by many generations to come.
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