Courtesan

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Katsukawa Shunsen (1762 - c.1830)
Published c.1820
Dimensions Vertical kakemono-e (~28 1/2 x 11 in)
Notes Artist Signature: Shunsen ga

A standing full length portrait of a woman depicted grasping what appears to be a radish in her hands. Her kimono features an intricate floral pattern and her hair is up in an elaborate bun held into place with several decorative pins and hair pieces. Her kimono is heavily patterned with the main body covered in a geometric and peony pattern and the back in a heavy black and blue pattern.

Katsukawa Shunsen (1762 - c.1830) also known as Shunko II, was a Japanese designer of books and ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints. He studied under Katsukawa Shun'ei, and changed his name from Kojimachi Shunsen to Katsukawa Shunsen under his tutelage. In the 1820's he stopped producing woodblocks and devoted his time to painting ceramics.

Condition: Two joined sheets, light creasing, time toning to sheet, staining from previous mount, thinning to lower half.
Framing mounted
Price £1,700.00
Stock ID 46524

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