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|Title||Ryogoku no yusuzumi han'ei no zu: Picture of the bustling crowds enjoying the evening cool at Ryogoku|
|Artist||Utagawa Kunisada II (Toyokuni IV) (1823-1880)|
|Medium||Woodblock print (nishiki-e)|
|Date||1857 4th month|
|Size||Ôban tate-e triptych [Each sheet 14 x 9 1/2 inches]|
|Notes||Signature: Baichoro Kunisada ga|
Utagawa Kunisada II (Toyokuni IV) (1823-1880) was a Japanese ukiyo-e printmaker, one of three to take the name "Utagawa Kunisada."
A pupil of Utagawa Kunisada I, he signed much of his early work "Baido Kunimasa III." He took the name Kunisada after marrying his master's eldest daughter in 1846. He changed his name once more following his master's death, to Toyokuni III. However, since there were three artists called Toyokuni before him, Kunisada II is now often known as Toyokuni IV.
Kunisada II is renowned for his prints. His favourite subjects were pleasure-houses and tea ceremonies. These themes are sometimes found together in some of his prints, as geishas usually acted as chaperones at tea-houses.