Original Antique Kunichika sin Yoshihara Woodblock Print in Original Bamboo Style Frame with Real Wood Mat. Image: 8 3/4" x 13 1/2" Frame: 13 5/8" x 18 3/8" Comes in Wooden Crate.Only one of the three prints has a label identifying the artist. The artist name noted on the that label, KUNICHIKA SIN YOSHIHARA, seems to be the signature name of an artist who was probably a student of Toyohara Kunichika. Toyohara lived from 1835 to 1900 and specialized in traditional art in the Ukiyo-e style concentrating on themes and characters of the Kabuki theater. Toyohara created his name, Kunichika, by combining symbols from the two artists who had mentored him. Kunichika sin Yoshihara then took the name of his master and followed it with sin, meaning "coming from", and Yoshihara which could mean "the intentions of an adopted child". We can only surmise that the last word on the label, Kimheiro, may be the artists original family name. The word refers to banks and banking which is unrelated to the subject of the painting. We have been unable to confirm the identity or dates of Kunichika sin Yoshihara. The framer's foil sticker on the back seems to support that Kunichika sin Yoshihara was producing work in the period shortly before or after Toyohara Kunichika's death in 1900.
The sticker identifies the G. Gairing Company which operated in Chicago from at least 1889 and both Chicago and Evanston until at least 1921. A new company advertised itself as formerly G. Garing doing business at the same location in July 1924.
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