Katsukawa SHUN’EI (1762-1819)




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The actor Segawa Kikunojo III in an unidentified onnagata role adjusting her hair in a mirror. Shun’ei was a gifted pupil of Katsukawa Shunsho. Designed many hosobans but also some fine bust portraits and was possibly the originator of this type of print. Published by Emiya Kichiemon c early 1790s. (This publisher is said to have been the first to exploit the kento mark for keying blocks.) Another impression is in the MFA Boston, 21.5998.

 

 

Fine impression and colour. Slight toning, otherwise very good condition. Signed Shun’ei ga.

 

 

Status: Sold

 

 

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