Torii Kiyomitsu was an ukiyo-e artist of the Torii school who worked chiefly in the period when benizuri-e ("rose prints") were at their height, from 1740-1764, before the advent of full-color nishiki-e prints. He has been described as the "nominal head of the third generation of the Torii" school and as the "final major figure in the traditional Torii School".
Some of his works represent the peak of the benizuri-e mode, which, despite the name, often incorporated as many as five different colors. Nevertheless, the techniques involved in producing these colorful images was nevertheless markedly different from the full-color nishiki-e method which would be pioneered by Suzuki Harunobu in 1765.
- Lane, Richard. Images from the Floating World. New York: Konecky & Konecky, 1978. p89.
- Lane. p89.