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Utagawa Masanobu (fl. 1882-1887)

Biographical Data


Utagawa Masanobu 歌川 政信 (fl. 1882-1887)
A fifth generation Utagawa school artist1 about whom nothing is known.  He did create several prints of the circus, as pictured below, and at least one series of prints depicting Tokyo meisho (famous places.)  He used the gō Baido 梅童 for some of his works.

1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Utagawa_school_members

A Few of the Artist's Works

Baido Masanobu
seiyo charine daikyokuba no zu
(Chiarini's great circus)
Waseda University Library 10 08021 0009

attributed to Baido Masanobu

Baido Masanobu
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Baido Masanobu
Tai-ryo Kujira [A Great Whale Catch], 1884
New Bedford Whaling Museum 2001.100.6680

Utagawa, Masanobu
Rise and decline of various things of present time
UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection ucsf_p004

Sample Signatures

Baido Masanobu ga

 Baido Masanobu hitsu
Baido Masanobu hitsu with Toshidama seal