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

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KATSUKAWA Shunkō I / 初代目勝川春好

Pseudonym:

Sahitsuan, Sahitsusai

Dynasty:

Katsukawa

Life dates:

1743 - 1817

Period:

The early Edo period

Place:

Edo (Tokyo)

Ukiyo-e painter, printmaker. Lived in Edo. Pupil of Katsukawa Shunsho, like him used a jar-shaped seal, hence known as Kotsubo (Little Jar). Continued the Katsukawa tradition, becoming a leader of the school. Noted for his artist prints, generally hosoban. It also thought tohave originated the okubi-e in the latter part of his career. After a mild stroke at 45, worked with his left hand, using the go Sahitsusai. Eventually entered the priesthood.

Roberts, Laurance, P. "A Dictionary of Japanese Artists", John Weatherhill Inc., New York, 1980, p.156

 

View of Atagoyama in Toto (Edo)

View of Atagoyama in Toto (Edo)

C. 1771-1772

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