Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) was a Japanese artist and printmaker, and is often regarded as one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. His style was characterized by dynamic figures with realistic, studied postures of movement. With fine, detailed lines, he was able to pack whole storylines into small scenes and vignettes like those in Cats as the Fifty-three Stations. His subjects typically included kabuki actors, landscapes, warriors, and animals.
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