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Utagawa Sadahide
Edo Utagawa Printmaker
Japanese, (1807–1873) Utagawa (orig. Hashimoto) Kenjiro. Go: Gountei, Gyokuo, Gyokuran, Gyokuransai, Gyokurantei, Sadahide.
Sadahide was an Ukiyo-e printmake who worked in Edo and Yokohama. He was one of Kunisada's best pupils. He was a prolific printmaker and illustrator, producing some theatrical prints in the Osaka manner as well as prints of traditional Japanese subjects and, after Yokohama was opened to the West, of contemporary industrial scenes and foreigners. He also made political cartoons and copied many works by earlier artists. One of the eleven Japanese printmakers who presented their works at the Paris Exposition of 1866, receiving the Légion d'Honneur for his part in the exhibition. Sometimes is called a member of the Yokohama school. Sadahide was one of the last to depict Ukiyo-e subjects. His effective and decorative prints show the influence of Western perspective and chiaroscuro.

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