Utagawa Yoshiiku

(1833 - 1904)
Utagawa Yoshiiku, also known as or Ochiai Yoshiiku (落合 芳幾), was a Japanese artist of the Utagawa school.

Born the son of teahouse proprietor Asakusa Tamichi in 1833, Yoshiiku became a student of ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi toward the end of the 1840s. His earliest known work dates to 1852 when he provided the backgrounds to some actor prints ...
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