Katsukawa Shunchō

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Typical signature of Katsukawa Shunchō reading “Shunchō ga” (春湖 画)
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Katsukawa".

Katsukawa Shunchō (勝川 春湖?) was a Japanese designer of ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints, who was active from about 1783 to about 1795.

Although a student of Katsukawa Shunshō, Shunchō's output, which consists mostly of prints of beautiful women, more closely resembles the work of Torii Kiyonaga.[1]

Shunchō also designed many shunga prints, which also resemble those of Torii Kiyonaga.[1]



  1. ^ a b Newland, Amy Reigle. (2005). Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints, p. 456.


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