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[Japanese Ukiyo-e Printmaker, 1769-1825]

• Also known as:  Utagawa Toyokuni I
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteToyokuni at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Beauty Blotting Her Lip Rouge, ca.1800/05

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteWetmore Print Collection at Connecticut College
5 prints online

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
5 works online

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Kabuki actors meeting before a temple, ca.1811-14

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
An actor of Kabuki

Brooklyn Museum, New York City
2 works illustrated are by Utagawa Toyokuni

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Toyokuni in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Toyokuni in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, California

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
7 scenes from Chushingura: Revenge of the 47 Samurai

Toyokuni at the The British Museum, London, UK

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel

Tobacco & Salt Museum, Tokyo
3 prints

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland
3 prints online

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland
19 prints online

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artelino Ukiyo-e Signatures
5 sample signatures

Signatures of Ukiyo-e Artists
Includes a brief description of how to interpret a Ukiyo-e signature

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

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Miscellaneous Sites:
J. Noel Chiappa's Home Page

Nagoya TV Server - Ukiyo-e Museum
Iwai Hanshiro VI as Nanaaya
The actor Iwai Kiyotaro I and his attendant

Nagoya TV Server - Ukiyo-e Museum
Wild geese landing at Iwakimasuya

Ukiyo-e: The Pictures of the Floating World

Viewing Japanese Prints

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Toyokuni  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Books and Posters
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The Actor Ichikawa Yaozo III
The Actor Ichikawa Yaozo III

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Customs of the Year: New Year's
Customs of the Year: New Year's

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