Katsukawa SHUNSHO (1726-1792)




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The actor Otani Hiroemon III in an unidentified role leaning forward with a sword in his mouth. Shunsho was a prolific designer of actor prints as well as views of the green room, wrestlers and bijin. He also collaborated with Kitao Shigemasa on the fine Seiro bijin awase sugata kagami of 1776. Published c 1770. Another (partially faded) impression is in the MFA Boston, 21.4148. A fine design.

 

 

Very good impression, colour and condition. Signed Shunsho ga with Hayashi/tsubo seal.

 

 

Status: Sold

 

 

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