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Suzuki Toshimoto (active c. 1877-1890s)

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Biography

Suzuki Toshimoto 鈴木年基 (active 1877–1890s)

Sources: Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/singleObject2.cfm?ObjectNumber=S1999.62 and Courage and Silence: A Study of the Life and Color Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: 1839-1952, Volume 2, Roger Start Keyes, 1982, p. 551.
Suzuki Toshimoto lived in Osaka, and was a disciple of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), although his style resembled the innovative manner of Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), which was strongly influenced by Kiyochika's study of Western painting techniques.

His signature is most often seen on prints of the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion, including biographical prints of some of the figures involved.  May have also created prints for the newspaper Shinbun zue 新聞図会 under the name Suzuki Sessai.1

Artist names (Go):
 Raisai Toshimoto

 Raisai Toshimoto
Personal (or familiar) name"
 Rainosuke


Signatures:

 
Raisai Toshimoto ga
 
 
Raisai Toshimoto ga with square red seal reading "Toshimoto"

 

Raisai Toshimoto ga
with square red seal reading "Toshimoto"
 
Raisai Toshimoto ga with square red seal reading "Toshimoto"

1 Website of William Wetherall http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/yosha/nn/almanac/Almanac_news_nishikie.html