Katsukawa SHUN’EI (1762-1819)

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The actor Matsumoto Koshiro IV. One of a rare series of bust portraits, each with the haigo ( poetic ) name and a fanciful title. Here: Kinko and Koraiya. Koshiro was well known as a haiku poet. Published by Iseya Jisuke, c early 1790s. Originally purchased by me at Sothebys, 13/12/1993, lot 12.

Very good impression. Slight fading, otherwise very good condition. Full size. Signed Shunei ga.

Status: Sold

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