Prints in Collection
Fishing with Cormorants on the River Nagara, c. 1920s
IHL Cat. #156
Source: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p. 165
Given name Shūjirō. The eleventh and youngest son of Utagawa Yoshimune I (1817-1880) his childhood residence was in the Kinroku-chō area of Tokyo. At a young age he studied with the famous ukiyo-e artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) and he assumed the name Toshiyuki 年雪 at age thirteen. After his father's death he was adopted by the Arai 新井 family. He succeeded his father in 1882 to become Yoshimune II and occasionally used his father’s art name (gō) Isshōsai 一松斎 along with the name Arai Yoshimune 新井芳宗. Worked as illustrator and print designer. Also known as Arai Toshiyuki 新井年雪.