Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) is considered one of the greatest Japanese print artists. Alongside such illustrious names as Hokusai and Hiroshige, he dominated the nineteenth-century production of the popular genre of woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, literally, pictures of the floating world. This beautiful book presents a selection of Kuniyoshi's finest prints in exquisite reproductions. A leading authority on Japanese art, Timothy Clark explores the impressive range of Kuniyoshi's subject-matter, from his portraits of Japanese warrior heroes and fashionable beauties, to his satirical themes and innovative landscape prints. Examples of Kuniyoshi's original drawings highlight his unique approach to composition and provide a valuable insight into the creative process of this prolific and multi-talented artist.