Original woodblock print - Katsukawa Shunsen (1762-1830) - Oiran 花魁 (high-ranking courtesan) and God of Good Fortune Fukurokuju 福禄寿 - Japan - ca 1815
Important original woodblock print of vertical large oban (大判) format made around 1815 by the artist Katsukawa Shunsen (勝川春扇) and depicting a charming oiran (花魁) courtesan in the company of Fukurokuju (福禄寿), one of the "Seven Lucky Gods" shichifukujin (七福神).
Fukurokuju, which not infrequently as in this case was depicted by the ukiyo-e (浮世絵) artists in the company of women of pleasure, is the divinity responsible for the three fundamental auspicious symbols of the Far Eastern tradition, which in fact also compose his name: happiness (福), prosperity (禄) and longevity (寿).
The precious print on Japanese washi paper (和紙), produced by the publisher Izumiya Ichibei (和泉屋市兵衛), owner of Kansendo (甘泉堂), despite the right signs of aging including small woodworm holes, is in overall good condition.
The woodblock print will be well-packaged and shipped by registered mail with a tracking code.
Katsukawa Shunsen (勝川 春扇), who is also known as Shunkō II, was a designer of books and ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints. He was born in 1762 and designed prints from about 1805 to about 1821. He initially studied with the Rimpa school artist Tsutsumi Tōrin III. In 1806 or 1807, Shunsen became a student of Katsukawa Shun'ei, and changed his name from “Kojimachi Shunsen” to “Katsukawa Shunsen”. In 1820 he succeeded Katsukawa Shunkō I, becoming Katsukawa Shunkō II. In the late 1820s, he ceased producing woodblock prints and devoted himself to painting ceramics. He died about 1830. Shunsen is best known for his genre scenes, landscapes, and prints of beautiful women.
- Original Holzschnitt
- Nishiki-e (polychrom) Holzschnitt
- ca. 1815
- Herkunftsregion/ Herkunftsland
- Künstler/ Schöpfer
- Katsukawa Shunsen (1762-1830)
- Thema/ Darstellung
- Schönheit und Gottheit
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Oiran 花魁 (high-ranking courtesan) and God of Good Fortune Fukurokuju 福禄寿
- Guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 38.5×26×0 cm