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Kitagawa, Utamaro, 1753?-1806


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    • Outamaro, 1753?-1806
    • Kitagawa, Nobuyoshi, 1753?-1806
    • Kitagawa, Yūsuke, 1753?-1806
    • Utamaro, Kitagawa, 1753?-1806
    • Toriyama, Nobuyoshi, 1753?-1806
    • Utamaro, 1753?-1806
    • Shioku, 1753?-1806
    • Kitagawa, Toyoaki, 1753?-1806
    • Entaisai, 1753?-1806
    • 北川哥麿, 1753?-1806
    • 北川歌磨, 1753?-1806
    • 北川歌麿, 1753?-1806
    • 喜多川哥麿, 1753?-1806
    • 喜多川歌磨, 1753?-1806
    • 喜多川歌麿, 1753?-1806
    • 川歌麿, 1753?-1806
    • Kitagawa, Ichitarō, 1753?-1806
    • Kitagawa, Yūki, 1753?-1806
    • Shōen Ryōkō Shinshi, 1753?-1806
    • Sekiyô, 1753?-1806
    • Toyoaki, 1753?-1806
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1753?
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) [1756..]Kitagawa, Utamaro. Utamaro, the beauty, 2016: page 261
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1753~Wikipedia, 27 February 2019
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1806
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1806-09-20Kitagawa, Utamaro. Utamaro, the beauty, 2016: page 261
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1806-10-31Wikipedia, 27 February 2019
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Japan
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Edo (Japan)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Edo (Japan)Kitagawa, Utamaro. Utamaro, the beauty, 2016: page 261
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  • Sources

    • found: Kurth, J. i.e. F. E. Utamaro ... 1907.
    • found: OCLC data base, 8-13-92(hdgs.: Utamaro, 1754-1806; Kitagawa, Utamaro, 1753?-1806)
    • found: Kitagawa, Utamaro. Utamaro, the beauty, 2016:title page (歌麿 = Utamaro) introduction by Kobayashi Tadashi, page 261 (Kitagawa Utamaro; master ukiyo-e artist; birthdate unclear; many reference sources claim Hôreki 3 (1753); evidence that his year of birth would need to be after Hôreki 6 (1756); date passed away: September 20th of Bunka 3 (1806); different opinions on birthplace; the most substantial studies agree that was born and raised in Edo) pages 261-262 (in accordance with convention followed by Japanese artists, used various monikers; 1st name as artist: Sekiyô; then Toyoaki; in spring 1781, began using Utamaro)
    • found: Wikipedia, 27 February 2019:Utamaro (Utamaro; Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese: 喜多川哥麿 ; c. 1753-31 October 1806); born Kitagawa Ichitarō; Japanese artist; designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings; best known for pictures of women; shunga (erotica); also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects; his work began to appear in the 1770s; rose to prominence in the early 1790s; produced over 2000 known prints; work reached Europe in the mid-19th century, where it was very popular, particularly in France; influenced European Impressionists; as adult, known by given names Yūsuke and later Yūki; early accounts have given birthplace as Kyoto, Osaka, Yoshiwara in Edo (modern Tokyo), or Kawagoe in Musashi Province (modern Saitama Prefecture); none of these places has been verified; pupil of Toriyama Sekien; in 1782, first announced his new art name, Utamaro; publisher Tsutaya Jūzaburō enlisted Utamaro, who seems to have become a principal artist for Tsutaya firm; from mid-1780s, probably 1783, for about 5 years, lived with Tsutaya Jūzaburō, his long-time friend and supporter; after the latter's death in 1797, Utamaro lived in Kyūemon-chō, then Bakuro-chō, and finally near Benkei Bridge; had a number of pupils; death date 20th day of 9th month of year Bunka, which equates to 31 October 1806; was given the Buddhist posthumous name Shōen Ryōkō Shinshi; French art critic Edmond de Goncourt published Outamaro, the first monograph on Utamaro, in 1891)
    • found: Wikipedia, 27 February 2019:Tsutaya Jūzaburō (Tsutaya Jūzaburō (13 February 1750-31 May 1797); the founder and head of Tsutaya publishing house in Edo, Japan; produced illustrated books and ukiyo-e woodblock prints of many of the period's most famous artists; discovered and supported artists and writers such as Utamaro, Sharaku, Bakin, Jippensha Ikku, and Santō Kyōden, producing thousands of prints based on the artists' designs, printing the writers' books, encouraging these creative talents, and serving as their patron and mentor; lodged artists and writers in his home)
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    • 1980-08-15: new
    • 2019-03-02: revised
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