Cats for the 53 Stations of the Tokaido (3) - Kuniyoshi 其のまま地口・猫飼好五十三疋・下
Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. Reflecting his love for felines, Kuniyoshi also began to use cats in the place of humans in kabuki and satirical prints. He was a member of the Utagawa school.
The Rakan Sonja Seated on a Rock With a Dragon Emerging From a Bowl, by Utagawa Kuniyoshi「歌川 国芳」(1836)
Woodblock print, triptych. Human-faced tortoises clustered around a sake saucer. With three signatures. Nishiki-e on paper. - 2