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Shundo (act. c. 1770 - 1790)

Emperor and Empress Dolls for Doll Festival

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1790
Size (H x W): 15.75 x 20.5 (inches)
Publisher: Urokogataya Magobei
Signature: Katsu Shundo ga
Condition: Good color, very good impression, overall surface soiling and wear, restoration near top edge on each sheet, embellished with embossing and oxidation.

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Another impression of this print can be found in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

About the artist

Very little is known about Shundo Katsukawa. It is thought that he was one of Shunsho Katsukawa’s earliest students, though it is possible that he may have been Shunsho’s peer under the tutelage of Shunsui Miyagawa.