Katsukawa Shun'ei

(1762 - 1819)
Katsukawa Shun'ei was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist.

Shun'ei's real surname was Isoda (磯田), and his father was a landlord named Isoda Jirōbei (磯田 次郎兵衛).Shun'ei belonged to the Katsukawa school of artists; his earliest work dates to 1778. He designed mainly yakusha-e portraits of kabuki actors, and began producing ōkubi-e bust portraits as early as 179...
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