Yukawa Hiromitsu

Yukawa Hiromitsu 湯川広光 (active c. 1889-1895) 

BIOGRAPHY

The only information available on this Osaka-based artist appears in the Ukiyoeshi jinmei jisho 浮世繪師人名辞書 (Dictionary of Ukiyo-e Artists' Names), 1923 by Kuwahara Yōjiro which states that the artist resides (resided?) in Osaka and that at some point in his career the artist used the pseudonym 松堂 (しょうどう) Shiyōdō.1 He may have been active into the early Taish era.

In addition to the ten Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) senso-e in this collection (which are part of a twelve print series by the artist) the Database of Japanese Art in Overseas Collections shows Moscow's Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts holding a number of undated fan prints by the artist (see sample below) in their collection.

1 https://www.ne.jp/asahi/kato/yoshio/aiueo-zenesi/si-zenesi/syou5-ukiyoesi.html

Painter:湯川広光/Yukawa Hiromitsua

Size: approx. 23.2 x 25.1

Owner:プーシキン国立美術館

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Publication:プーシキン美術館所蔵日本美術品図録

Catalogue of Japanese Art in The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (1322)

Signatures and Seals Attributed to the Artist

Signature from this collection's prints

Signatures from artist's fan prints in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

広光 Hiromitsu with 広光 Hiromitsu seal

広光 Hiromitsu with 湯川 Yukawa seal

Prints in Collection

[BELOW PRINTS GIFTED TO THE JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON]

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