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Cat Geisha Metal Bookmark

Cat Geisha Metal Bookmark

David Howell & Co.

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Considered one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e art, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) created Cat Geisha Metal Bookmark as a way to bypass 1840s censorship laws in Japan. Such laws prohibited expressions of wealth, irreverence and anything sexually charged. Kuniyoshi's works were varied, featuring landscapes, women, Kabuki actors, cats and mythical beasts, as well as scenes of samurai battle. He was also noted for blending aspects of Western art into his landscapes and caricatures.

  • Solid brass bookmark; electroplated in non-tarnishing silver finish
  • Approximately ¾ × 2 inches (1.9 × 5 cm)
  • Packaged in acetate sleeve, with provenance card
  • Designed and manufactured in USA
  • Product type: Bookmark
  • Shipping Dimensions: 7.75 × 2.375 × 0.125 inches  (19.7 × 6.0 × 0.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.06 lb (1.0 oz; 28 g)
  • SKU010010741 | BKS6946

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Portrait of Utagawa Kuniyoshi

About the Artist

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese: 歌川 国芳, 1798 – 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He was a member of the Utagawa school.

The range of Kuniyoshi's subjects included many genres: landscapes, women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of legendary samurai heroes. His artwork incorporated aspects of Western representation in landscape painting and caricature.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi in the Chrysler Museum
David Howell & Company

About the Maker

David Howell & Co.

Since 1985, David Howell & Co. has specialized in the design and manufacturing of sophisticated, museum quality gifts, including metal bookmarks, jewelry, ornaments, and more. Found in 350 museum stores worldwide, founder David Howell says he receives inspiration for the 10,000 designs he's created from the thousands of objects in museum collections. Each piece has a unique story.

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