Skip to main content

Artist Sketches

Description Ink on paper
Contributor Mizuno 水野, Toshikata 年方 (Artist) / Ōsai 応斉 (Gō) / Shosetsu 蔗雪 (Gō)
Language Japanese
Identifier Local: The Melikian Collection L2011.008.194
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Dimension: vary
Note Mizuno Toshikata 水野年方 (1866-1908)
Note Toshikata was born as Mizuno Kumejirō in 1866 in Tokyo to a plasterer’s family. When he was 13 years old his father, Nonaka Kichigoro, sent him to study with artist Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892), who was to designate Toshikata as his successor. Yoshitoshi gave him the character toshi (年 or its variant 秊) from his own name as the first character of his art name Toshikata. He also apprenticed for a time with the ceramic painter Yamada Ryuto and studied traditional Japanese painting (nanga) with Shibata Hoshu and Watanabe Shōtei (aka Watanabe Seitei, 1851-1918).

In 1887, on Yoshitoshi’s recommendation, Toshikata succeeded Yoshitoshi as the illustrator at the newspaper Yamato shimbun, where he worked until 1894. During the Sino-Japan... (more)
Collaborating Institutions ASU Art Museum / School of Art / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

100.5 KB image/jpeg (775 x 592px)
Download Count: 98