Kawamata Tsuneyuki

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Mitate-e of the "Wakamurasaki" episode of The Tale of Genji, ink and colour on paper hanging scroll

Kawamata Tsuneyuki (川又 常行, b. c. 1677) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist and founder of the Kawamata school of art. Like many early ukiyo-e artists, Tsuneyuki and his school specialized in painting (nikuhitsu-ga) rather than designing woodblock prints.[1]

Tsuneyuki's active period was from the Kyōhō (1716–36) to the Kanpō (1741–44) eras. Something more than twenty paintings identified as his survive. They tend to be sharply outlined, florid paintings of elegant women, apparently influenced by the work of Miyagawa Chōshun.[1]

The Inoue Kazuo (井上和雄) edition of the Ukiyo-e Ruikō dates a work of Inoue's to 1741 and states he was 65 at the time, from which a birth year of 1677 is assumed. Tsuneyuki's date of death is unknown. One of his students was Kawamata Tsunemasa.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kobayashi 2006, p. 31.

Works cited[edit]

  • Kobayashi, Tadashi (2006). Ukiyo eshi retsuden 浮世絵師列伝. Bessatsu Taiyō (in Japanese). Heibonsha. ISBN 9784582944938.

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