Shunko. Family name.: Denjiro.4 Go: Sahitsuan,5 Sahitsusai.6 Biog.: Ukiyo-e painter, printmaker. Lived in Edo. Pupil of Katsukawa Shunsho; like him, used a jar-shaped seal; hence known as Kotsubo (Little Jar).7 Continued the Katsukawa tradition, becoming a leader of the school. Noted for his actor prints, generally hosoban. Is also thought to have originated the okubi-e in the latter part of his career. After a mild stroke at 45, worked with his left hand, using the go Sahitsusai (Studio of the Left Brush). Eventually entered the priesthood. Style close to that of his master in both manner and quality. Coll.: Albertina, Alien, Ashmo-lean, Atami, British, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, City, Fine (California), Fitzwilliam, Freer, Grunwald, Honolulu, Metropolitan, Minneapolis, Musee (2), Nelson, Newark, Ostasiatiska, Portland, Rhode Island, Riccar, Rietberg, Staatiiche, Stanford, Suntory, Tokyo (1), Victoria, Worces-ter, Yale.
Source: Laurance P. Roberts, A Dictionary of Japanese Artists, Weatherhill PressRead More