ANDO HIROSHIGE
BASIL STEWART: A GUIDE TO JAPANESE PRINTS


APPENDIX 3: LIST OF UKIYOYE ARTISTS ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY

NAME
 
REMARKS
 
ANCHI (Kwaigetsudo), c. 1715 See KWAIGETSUDO.
BANKI (c. 1800) A very rare follower of Utamaro; work very refined.
BUNCHO (Ippitsusai) w. 1764-1796 A follower of Shunsho, but learnt painting from Ishikawa Takamoto; date of birth and death unknown. Also a writer of comic poems.
BUNKYO (Sakuragawa), c. 1790 A very rare artist, whose work is extraordinarily like that of Shuncho, whose pupil he may have been, though perhaps originally in the school of Buncho.
BUNRO (Tamagawa), c. 1800-1810 A very rare imitator of Utamaro, though supposed to have been originally a pupil of Buncho.
CHIHARU (Takashima), 1776-1859 An unknown artist; book illustrator (yoko-ye shape).
CHIKANOBU (Kano), c. 1710 Work very rare.
CHINCHO (Hanekawa), 1679-1754 Pupil of Kiyonobu. By birth a samurai. Work exceedingly rare. Also signed Hanekawa Motonobu.
CHOKI (Yeishosai), w. 1785-1805 Pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen; also signed Shiko and Yeishosai.
ENKIO (Kabukido), w. c. 1780-1790 An unknown artist, follower of Sharaku. Large actor heads extraordinarily like those of Sharaku. Only known to the author by one print.
ENSHI (Angiusai), c. 1780 Follower of Kiyonaga with style of Shuncho; perhaps a pupil of Shunsho. Work very rare.
FUJINOBU (Yamaki), c. 1760 A very rare pupil of Harunobu.
GAKUTEI (Yashima), w. 1800-1840 Pupil of both Hokkei and Hokusai; famous for his surimono. Worked at Osaka; also signed Gogaku and Gakutei Harunobu.
GOKYO (Hosoda), c. 1800 Pupil of Yeishi ; signed Yeishi's pupil, Gokyo; rare.
GOSHICHI (Harukawa), c. 1810-1830 Worked both in Yedo, Kyoto, and Osaka; actor-prints and surimono. Rare.
HANZAN (Suiyeido), c. 1830 An Osaka artist, designer of surimono.
HARUMASU (Kochoyen), w. 1830-1854 As pupil of Kunisada signed Kunimori (later work); also signed Horai.
HARUNOBU (Suzuki), c. 1725-1770 Pupil of Shigenaga. (See pages 39, 40.)
HARUSHIGE (Suzuki), c. 1760 Variously supposed to be :-
1. Son and pupil of Harunobu.
2. Same as Shiba KOKAN (q.v.).
3. Early name of KORIUSAI (q.v.).
HARUTSUGU (Suzuki), c. 1770 Pupil (and perhaps son) of Harunobu. Work very rare.
HIDEMARO (Kitagawa), w. 1804-1817 Pupil of Utamaro; rather rare.
HIROKAGE (Ichiyusai) w. c. 1860 Pupil of Hiroshige.
HIROSADA (Utagawa), 1800-1867 Pupil of Kunisada who worked at Osaka.
HIROSHIGE (Ichiryusai), 1797-1858 Pupil of Toyohiro; noted for landscape. (Vide Chapter VII.)
HIROSHIGE II, w. 1840-1866 Pupil of Hiroshige; also known as Ichiyusai Shigenobu. (Vide Chapter VII.)
HISANOBU (Hyakusai), w. c. 1800-1810 Follower of Utamaro, work rare.
HOKKEI (Totoya), 1780-1850 Pupil of Hokusai, an Osaka artist, famous for his surimono.
HOKUBA (Teisai), 1770-1844 Pupil of Hokusai; designer of surimono and book-illustrations.
HOKUGA (Katsushika), w. c. 1830-1840 Osaka artist, pupil of Hokusai, and designer of surimono; signed also Hotei.
HOKU-I (Hakusanjin), w. c. 1830-1840 Pupil of Hokusai.
HOKU-ITSU (Katsushika), w. c. 1820-1830 Pupil of Hokusai.
HOKUJIU (Shotei), w. c. 1800-1840 Pupil of Hokusai; noted for his landscapes in semi-European style.
HOKUSAI (Katsushika), 1760-1849 At first studied in the school of Shunsho, but became an independent artist, famous for his landscape designs. (Vide Chapter VII.)
HOKUSHIU (Shunkosai), w. c. 1810-1850 Osaka artist, pupil of Hokusai.
HOKUTEI (Katsushika), w. c. 1790-1820 Pupil of Hokusai; also used names Yeisai and Raito, the latter given him by Hokusai when he discarded it.
HOKUYEI (Shumbaisai),w. c. 1810-1840 Osaka artist, pupil of Hokusai; also signed Sek-waro.
IKKU (Jippensha), 1775-1831 An author of plays and romances, but only an occasional artist.
JAKUCHO-O (Ito), w. c. 1865-1870 Noted for his very fine Kwa-cho (bird-flower) prints on a black ground; but very rare.
KANAMARO (Kitagawa), c. 1800
A very rare pupil of Utamaro.
KATSUSHIGE (Utagawa), c. 1790 Unknown artist; work very rare.
KAZUMARO (Gakutei), c. 1830 Osaka artist, designer of landscape in yoko-ye shape, probably a pupil of Gakutei; but very rare. May possibly be a signature of Gakutei himself.
KIKUMAR0 (Kitagawa), w. c. 1789-1829
The best of Utamaro's pupils; also signed (after 1800) Tsukimaro.
KIOSAI (Shojo), 1831-1889 At first pupil of Kuniyoshi, afterwards of Kano Tohaku; noted for his pictures of crows, but designed few colour-prints. Signed also Chikamaro (early), and Kawanabe.
KIYOHARU (Torii), c. 1720-1740 Pupil of Kiyomitsu.
KIYOHIRO (Torii), c. 1708-1766 Pupil of Kiyomasu.
KIYOMASA (Torii), w. c. 1790-1900 Pupil and son of Kiyonaga; work very rare.
KIYOMASU (Torri), 1679-1762 Pupil of Kiyonobu.
KIYOMINE (Torii), 1786-1868 Pupil of Kiyonaga; work rare.
KIYOMITSU (Torii), 1735-1785 Son and pupil of Kiyomasu.
KIYONAGA (Torii), 1752-1815. Pupil of Kiyomitsu; between 1780 and 1788 was the leading artist of Ukiyoye, influencing all his con-temporaries.
KIYONOBU (Torii), 1664-1729. Founder of the Torii school.
KIYOSHIGE (Torii), w. c. 1720-1760
Third son and pupil of Kiyonobu; very fine actor pillar-prints.
KIYOTADA (Torii), w. c. 1715-1740
Pupil of Kiyonobu; besides the prints usual to the Torii school, produced large prints of perspective views (uki-ye).
KIYOTOMO (Torri), w. 1717-1736 Follower of Kiyonobu; extremely rare.
KIYOTSUNE (Torii), 1735-1785 Pupil of Kiyomitsu; designed both hoso-ye and large-sized prints. Collaborated with Kiyomitsu; influenced by Harunobu.
KORAN (Shiba), 1747-1818 Follower of Harunobu, who also forged many prints signed Harunobu; also perhaps imitated him over the signature Harushige.
KORIUSAI (Isoda), w. c. 1760-1780 Pupil first of Shigenaga and afterwards of Harunobu; notable for his pillar-prints and studies of birds and flowers. Also signed Haruhiro as pupil of Harunobu, but very rare; the signature Harushige may also be an early one of his; also signed Koriu only. Uses sometimes the signature Buko Yagenbori no Inshi Koriusai (Koriusai the retired old man of Yagenbori, i.e. Yedo) on his series New Designs for Spring Grasses. (See Plate 31, page 186.)
KUNICHIKA (Ichiosai), w. c. 1860 Pupil of Kunisada. Actor-prints and figure-studies; drew memorial portrait of his master.
KUNIHARU (Utagawa), c. 1800 Pupil of Toyokuni. Was an actor, Arashi Tokusaburo, who turned artist. Signs Arashi Tokusaburo aratame Kuniharu.
KUNIHIRO (Utagawa), c. 1820 Pupil of Toyokuni.
KUNIHISA (Ichiryusai), w. c. 1860 Pupil of Kunisada, with whom he sometimes collaborated; must not be confused with the other Kunihisa, female pupil of Gosotei Toyokuni; also signed Ipposai and Ichiyunsai.
KUNIHISA (Utagawa), w. c. 1840-1860 Said to be a female pupil of Gosotei Toyokuni; work very rare; signed Kunihisa, pupil of Toyokuni. Actor-prints.
KUNIMARO (Utagawa), w. c. 1840-1860 Pupil of Kunisada; signed also Ichiyensai; also book-illustrator and writer of verse.
KUNIMARU (Utagawa), c. 1787-1817 Pupil of Toyokuni; signed Saikaro Kunimaru, also Ichiyensai.
KUNIMASA (Utagawa), 1772-1810 Pupil of Toyokuni; work very rare and of a high order.
KUNIMITSU (Ichiyosai), w. c. 1805-1820 Pupil of Toyokuni with whom he collaborated; also book-illustrator; work rare.
KUNIMORI (Utagawa), w. 1830-1854 The later name of Horai Harumasu (q.v.), as pupil of Kunisada.
KUNINAGA (Utagawa), d.c. 1820 Pupil of Toyokuni. Work rare.
KUNINAO (Utagawa), w. c. 1810-1840 Pupil of Toyokuni; prolific book-illustrator; prints rare.
KUNINOBU (Suzuki), c. 1770
An exceedingly rare artist; pupil first of Toyonobu and afterwards of Harunobu.
KUNISADA (Utagawa), 1786-1864 Chief pupil of Toyokuni, and leader of the Utagawa school after the latter's death; also used the names Gototei, Kochoro, Ichiyusai, and Ichiyusai. After 1844 he signed Toyokuni, as the second of the name, ignoring the prior claim of Gosotei Toyokuni, adopted son of Toyokuni.
KUNISADA II, 1823-1880 Pupil of Kunisada; when his master assumed the name of Toyokuni, he took that of Kunisada, being previously known as Kunimasa II. Also used the names Baido and Baichoro.
KUNITERU (Utagawa), w. c. 1830-1850 Pupil of Kunisada; previous to 1844 known as Sadashige. Also signed Ichiyusai.
KUNITORA (Utagawa), c. 1804-1830 Pupil of Toyokuni; biography unknown.
KUNIYASU (Utagawa), c. 1800-1830 Pupil of Toyokuni; work rather better than most of his contemporaries, and rather uncommon. Used also names Ipposai and Yasugoro. Designed surimono.
KUNIYOSHI (Utagawa), 1797-1861 With Kunisada the leading pupil of Toyokuni's studio and himself the master of several pupils. Also used names Ichiyusai and Cho-o-ro.
KWAIGETSUDO (c. 1715) The name of a group of artists who used this name together with their own.
KWANZAN (Okada), w. c. 1825-1846 An Osaka artist, designer of surimono.
MASANOBU (Kitao), 1761-1816 A highly-talented pupil of Shigemasa, better known in his day as a poet under the name of Santo Kioden. His book-illustrations of Yoshiwara Beauties and their Autographs is famous; his single-sheet prints are very fine and very rare; frequently no signature to them.
MASANOBU (Okumura), 1685-1764 A Yedo bookseller, founder of the Okumura sub-school; used the signatures Yamato Gwako, Hogetsudo, Bunkaku, Tanchosai (also in seal form).
MASAYOSHI (Kitao), 1761-1824 Pupil of Shigemasa; also used the names Keisai and Shoshin.
MASUNOBU (Tanaka), w. c. 1750-1770 Very rare artist, who appears to have been a follower of Harunobu in style, judging from the only two hashiraye that have been noted by him. Perhaps a pupil of Toyonobu.
MATORA (Oishi), w. c. 1830 Designer mainly of book-illustrations and Osaka surimono. Rare.
MINEMARO (Kitagawa), c. 1800 A rare pupil of Utamaro.
MINKO (Tachibana), w. c. 1751-1771 An extremely rare artist, known for his famous series of six oblong prints entitled Kitsune-no-Yome-iri, The Fox's Wedding, done in collaboration with five other artists, probably his pupils, Chiryu, Banto, Kisen, Ryushi, and Suiyo.
MOROMASA (Furuyama), c. 1715-1740 Pupil of Moronobu; signed also Tsukitsukido.
MORONOBU (Hishikawa), 1625-1694 His lifetime saw the real beginnings of the Ukiyoye school as designers for wood-engraving. Moronobu was the first to make it a real art.
NANAMARO (Kitagawa), c. 1800 A very rare pupil of Utamaro.
NAOMASA (Utagawa), c. 1830 An unknown artist, perhaps pupil of Kuninao.
NORISHIGE (Kwaigetsudo), c. 1715 See KWAIGETSUDO.
NORITOKI (Kwaigetsudo) See KWAIGETSUDO.
RENSHI, c. 1830-1840 Pupil of Gakutei; designed landscape book-illustrations, yoko-ye shape like Gakutei's Views of Tempozan series.
RYUKOKU (Shunkyosai), c. 1795-1810 A rare follower of Utamaro, but nothing is known of his biography.
SADAHIDE (Utagawa), w. c. 1830-1850 The best of Kunisada's pupils. Also used the names Gountei, Gokuransei, Gokurantei, Gofutei, and Giokuran.
SADAHIRO (Utagawa), w. c. 1840 An Osaka artist, pupil of Kunisada; did a good oblong series of Osaka views.
SADAKAGE (Utagawa), c. 1850 Pupil of Kunisada; worked both in Yedo and Osaka; designed surimono; signed Gokotei.
SADAMASA (Utagawa), c. 1840 Pupil of Kunisada and Sadanobu; an Osaka artist.
SADAMASU (Utagawa), w.1830-1850 One of the best pupils of Kunisada, following Hiroshige in landscape designs. An Osaka artist.
SADANOBU (Tamura), c. 1730 Pupil of Sukenobu; very rare.
SADANOBU (Hasegawa), w. c. 1850-1860. Pupil of Kunisada and Sadamasa. Osaka artist; designed actor-prints and also copied Hiroshige's landscapes.
SADASHIGE (Utagawa), c. 1850 (d.1874). Pupil of Kunisada; also used name of Kuniteru (late), signed Toshiro.
SADATORA (Utagawa), w. c. 1820-1845 Pupil of Kunisada; also signed Gofutei.
SANJIN (Suiho), c. 1850 An Osaka artist; actor-prints.
SEKIJO (Toriyama), c. 1790 Pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen, who followed Utamaro. Work rare.
SEKKYO (Sawa), c. 1790 Pupil originally of Tsutsumi Torin, a painter of the Kano school, but became independent. He designed landscapes, bird and animal studies often in one colour of graded black or blue. Work rare.
SENCHO (Teisai), c. 1830-1850 Pupil of Yeisen; designed studies of oirans closely after the style of his master.
SENKA (Toriyama), c. 1790-1800 An unknown artist whose work is good and closely resembles that of Utamaro, much like Ryukoku. Very uncommon.
SHARAKU (Toshiusai), w. c. 1790-1795 An independent artist, formerly an actor in the aristocratic No dance. Notable for his large bust-portraits of actors. Very rare.
SHIGEHARU (Riusai), 1818-1844 Pupil of Yanagawa Shigenobu; an Osaka artist, designed actor-prints.
SHIGEMASA (Kitao), 1739-1819 Pupil of Shigenaga; prints rare, and often unsigned.
SHIGENAGA (Nishimura), 1697-1756 Son and pupil of Nishimura Shigenobu.
SHIGENOBU (Nishimura), w. c. 1720-1740 Biography unknown; work very rare.
SHIGENOBU (Ichiyusai), w. c. 1840-1866 Pupil and son-in-law of Hiroshige, better known as Hiroshige II (q. v.).
SHIGENOBU (Yanagawa), 1784-1832 Pupil and son-in-law of Hokusai; an Osaka artist, noted for his fine surimono. Sometimes signed Yanagawa only.
SHIKIMARO (Kitagawa), w. c. 1790-1810 Pupil of Utamaro. Designed figure-studies; also some good bird-studies.
SHIKO. (See CHOKI.)  
SHINKO (Toriyama), c. 1800 A follower of Utamaro; work very rare.
SHINSAI (Riuriukio), w. c. 1800-1830 Pupil of Hokusai, whose name of Shinsai he took when the latter dropped it; designed fine surimono.
SHUCHO (Tamagawa), w. c. 1790-1800 A rare artist; biography unknown, but probably a pupil of Ippitsusai Buncho by the script of his signature. Designed figure-studies.
SHUNBENI (or Shunko), c. 1810 A late pupil of Shunyei; must not be confused with Shunko the pupil of Shunsho.
SHUNCHO (Katsukawa), w.1770-1800 One of the chief artists of Ukiyoye; pupil of Shunsho but follower of Kiyonaga in style.

SHUNDO (Katsukawa), w. 1770-1800 Pupil of Shunsho; work rare. Actor-prints.
SHUNJO (Katsukawa), w. c. 1780-1790 Pupil of Shunsho. Actor-prints.
SHUNKIYO (Katsukawa), c. 1810 A pupil of the Katsukawa school, probably of Shunyei, but designed figure-studies of Yoshiwara beauties à la Utamaro instead of actors, closely after the style of Yeizan. Rare.
SHUNKO (Katsukawa), w. c. 1770-1790 A leading pupil of Shunsho; also used a small jar-shaped seal (hence his nickname of Little Jar - ko-tsubo) in lieu of signature. Hoso-ye actor-prints.
SHUNKO (or Shunbeni), c. 1810 Pupil of Shunyei; writes the ko of his signature different to the above. (Vide SHUNBENI.)
SHUNKYOKU (Katsukawa), c. 1770 An extremely rare artist, probably pupil of Shunsho; the only recorded print by him being a figure-study hashira-ye. (Happer.)
SHUNMAN (Kubo), 1757-1820 Pupil of Shigemasa; followed Kiyonaga in style. Full-size prints very rare; designed many surimono. Writer of verse.
SHUNSEI (Katsukawa), c. 1790 A very rare pupil of Shunsho.
SHUNSEN (Kashosai), w. c. 1790-1823 Pupil at first of Torin, then of Shunyei; also signed Kashosai, and (after 1820) Shunko, but different script to either the foregoing of this name. Figure-studies and landscape. Book-illustrations more numerous than single prints.
SHUNSEN (Katsukawa), w. c. 1790 A very rare pupil of Shunsho, not to be confused with the foregoing; he designed hoso-ye actor-prints like his master and wrote the sen of his name different to the above Shunsen, and in the form Yeisen wrote it.
SHUNSHO (Katsukawa), 1729-1792 Pupil of Shunsui, a painter, and founder of the Katsukawa school. One of the leading artists of Ukiyoye, particularly in actor-portraiture.
SHUNTEI (Katsukawa), 1770-1820 Pupil of SHUNYEI; noted for his battle-scenes and prints of actors and wrestlers. Also book-illustrations.
SHUNTO (Katsukawa), w. c. 1790 Pupil of Shunyei; work uncommon.
SHUNWAKU (Katsukawa), c. 1780-1790 A pupil of the Katsukawa school, probably of Shunyei; work rare.
SHUNYEI (Katsukawa), 1768-1819 The chief pupil of Shunsho, and himself master of a large school of pupils; noted for his prints of actors and wrestlers. A leading artist in his day. Designed many book-illustrations.
SHUNZAN (Katsukawa), w. c. 1780-1800 Pupil of Shunsho and of Shunyei, but worked under the influence of Kiyonaga.
SOGAKU (Rekisentei), c. 1810 A very rare pupil of Rekisentei Yeiri.
SORAKU (? Toriyama), c. 1800 A very rare artist, biography unknown; figure-studies à la Utamaro and Yeishi; may possibly have been a pupil of the latter.
SORI (Tawaraya), w. 1798-1840 Pupil of Hokusai, who adopted the name of Sori on his master's discarding it in 1798; designed surimono. Rare.
SORIN (Rekisentei), c. 1800 Very rare; presumably pupil of Rekisentei Yeiri.
SUGAKUDO, w. 1850-1860 An independent artist, noted for his prints of birds and flowers.
SUKEI (Tsutsumi), c. 1800 Pupil of Torin, a painter of the Chinese school.
SUKENOBU (Nishikawa), 1674-1754 Single prints very rare; practically all his work being in the form of book-illustrations dealing with the occupations of women.
TAITO (Katsushika), w. c. 1800-1840 Pupil of Hokusai; received the name Taito from him in 1810. Worked both in Yedo and Osaka; forged Hokusai's signature frequently.
TAKIMARO (Kitagawa), c. 1800 Pupil of Utamaro whom he assisted in his Book of the Green Houses. Work rare.
TERUNOBU (Katsumura), (18th cent.). One of the Primitives, biography unknown.
TERUSHIGE (Katsukawa), (18th cent.) Perhaps pupil of Kiyonobu; biography unknown. Very rare.
TORIN (Tsutsumi), w. c. 1780-1820 Painter of the Kano school; founded a small school which produced mainly book-illustrations.
TOSHIMASA (Chokotei), c. 1800. A very rare artist; biography unknown.
TOSHINOBU (Okumura), w. 1750 Pupil and son of Masanobu.
TOYOHARU (Utagawa), 1733-1814 Pupil of Shigenaga and probably also of Toyonobu; founder of the Utagawa school. Noted for his prints in perspective after the canons of European drawing.
TOYOHIDE (Kitagawa), c. 1830 An Osaka artist, pupil of Gosotei Toyokuni.
TOYOHIDE (Utagawa), w. c. 1790-1820 Pupil of Toyoharu, work rare.
TOYOHIRO (Utagawa), 1763-1828 Pupil of Toyoharu; distinguished as the teacher of Hiroshige.
TOYOHISA (Utagawa), w. c. 1790-1820 Pupil of Toyoharu; designed figure-studies; work rare.
TOYOKUNI (Utagawa), 1769-1825 Pupil of Toyoharu, and the most prominent artist of the Utagawa school; his output of prints (actors and figure-studies) was enormous, and varies very much in quality. He had a large number of pupils.
TOYOKUNI (Gosotei), 1777-1835 Pupil and adopted son of Toyokuni to whose name he succeeded in 1826 after the death of the latter, being the real Toyokuni II, a claim ignored by Kunisada who called himself the second Toyokuni. Also used the name Ichiryusai.
TOYOMARU (Utagawa), w. c. 1785-1815 Pupil of Toyoharu and also of Shunsho, under the name of Kusamura Shunro; also signed Kusamura Toyomaru. Actor-prints; work rare.
TOYOMASA (Ishikawa), w. c. 1770-1790 Pupil - and perhaps son - of Ishikawa TOYONOBU; noted for his representation of children.
TOYONAGA (Amano), (mid-18th cent.) An unknown and extremely rare artist; probably pupil of Toyonobu.
TOYONOBU (Ishikawa), 1711-1785 Pupil of Shigenaga; noted for his very fine pillar-prints, and drawings of the nude, thus making an exception to the general practice of Japanese art. Also signed Ichikawa Shuha, either alone or in conjunction with Toyonobu. Other names used: Meijodo, Tanshindo, and Tanjodo.
TOYONOBU (Utagawa) Said to be a pupil of the above. He died very young and his prints are exceedingly rare.
TOYOSHIGE (Utagawa), 1777-1835 The name of Gosotei TOYOKUNI (q.v.) previous to 1826.
TSUKIMARO (Kitagawa) See KIKUMARO.
UMPO (Tsutsumi), c. 1800 Pupil of Torin.
UTAMARO (Kitagawa), 1753-1806 Son and pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen; one of the leading artists of Ukiyoye, and in his day the foremost painter of women. Had several pupils and innumerable imitators and forgers of his name; amongst the latter were Toyokuni and more particularly Yeizan.
UTAMARO II, w. 1804-1817 Pupil of Utamaro who married his widow and assumed his name and style.
YEI-ICHI (Teisai), c. 1840 Pupil of Yeisen. Very rare.
YEIJU (Chotensai), c. 1800 Pupil of Yeishi. Work extremely rare.
YEIRI (Hosoda), w. 1790-1800 Pupil of Yeishi; work very rare. Signed often Yeiri, pupil of Yeishi.
YEIRI (Rekisentei), w. 1790-1800 Pupil of Hasegawa Mitsunobu, but influenced by Yeishi, whose style he followed; wrote the Yei of his name in different character to that used by Yeishi and his pupils. Signed also in full Rekisentei Yeiri.
YEISEN (Keisai), 1789-1851 Pupil of Kano Hakukeisai, mostly designer of figure-studies of women, but also did some fine landscapes. Notable also for his blue prints.
YEISHI (Hosoda), w. 1780-1800 An artist of samurai rank, notable for his very refined work; one of the best figure-study artists of Ukiyoye. Founder of the Hosoda school. Also used the name Chobunsai.
YEISHIN (Choyensai), c. 1800-1810 Pupil of Yeishi; work very rare.
YEISHO (Hosoda), w. c. 1790-1800 The chief pupil of Yeishi; work rare. Also signed Chokosai.
YEISUI (Ichirakusei), w. c. 1790-1800 Pupil of Yeishi; work very rare.
YEIZAN (Kikugawa), w. 1800-1829 Pupil of Kikugawa Yeiji; imitator and rival of Utamaro, whose prints he sometimes forged.
YEKIGI (Tsutsumi), c. 1800 Pupil of Torin.
YENKIO (Kabukido) See ENKIO.
YENSHI (Angiusai) See ENSHI.
YOSHI-IKU (Ichiyeisai), 1824-1895
Pupil of Kuniyoshi.
YOSHIKAZA (Ichijiusai), w. c. 1830-1865 Pupil of Kuniyoshi; also signed Ichikawa.
YOSHIKUNI (Utagawa), w. c. 1830-1860 Pupil of Kuniyoshi; also signed Jukodo and Toyokawa.
YOSHINOBU (Komai), w. c. 1765-1770 Very rare pupil of Harunobu; also signed Yamamoto. By some supposed to be an early signature of Koriusai.
YOSHITORA (Utagawa), w. 1840-1870 One of the most capable of Kuniyoshi's pupils; also signed Ichimosai and Kinchoro.
YUMIAKI (Toriyama), c. 1800 An unknown artist, whose only known work consists of three hashira-ye. Apparently a follower of Utamaro.