Tamagawa SHUNSUI (Active 1772-1781)

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A hashira-e, “pillar print” by a rare artist, a pupil of Choshun who went on to teach Katsukawa Shunsho. Produced a few chuban, hosoban, and pillar prints. Shows the Minamoto (Genji) warrior Kumagai Naozane ,above, attacking the Taira (Heike) warrior Taira no Atsumori, below, at the battle of Ichi-no-Tani in 1184 during the Genpei war. Pillar prints were introduced to hang, when mounted, on the pillars of a Japanese house. Consequently, they often come browned, creased or faded and finding good examples is difficult. Rare: Another impression is in MFA, Boston, acc. no. 28.500.


Very good impression and colour. Light toning but otherwise very good condition. Signed Tamagawa Shunsui ga.


Status: Available


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