Japanese prints of the XVIII –XIX century from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

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KATSUKAWA Shunkō II / 二代目勝川春好

Pseudonym:

Shunsen, Shūrin, Tōryūsai

Dynasty:

Katsukawa

Life dates:

ca. 1762 - 1830

Period:

The late Edo period (Bakumatsu)

Place:

Edo (Tokyo)

Ukiyo-e painter, printmaker. Studied first under Tsutsumi Torin III and used go of Shurin. Then under Katsukawa Shun`ei, from whom he took the name Katsukawa; in 1806 began to use go of Shunsen. Particullary noted for his book, illustrations, but also prodused prints of bijin, genre scenes, and landscapes. About 1823 gave up print-making and turned to the decoration of porcelain, calling himself Shunko II.

Roberts, Laurance, P. "A Dictionary of Japanese Artists", John Weatherhill Inc., New York, 1980, 157

 

 

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