Torii Kiyonaga

Kiyonaga Torii (1752-1815)

Kiyonaga was appointed as the fourth leader of the Torii School, which monopolized commissions for ebanzuke (illustrated program notes) and kanban (theatrical posters) for kabuki theaters. After being a pupil of the third leader Kiyomitsu, he expanded his repertoire to include "beautiful-woman picture" and later became a leading figure among full-length "beautiful-woman picture" artists.