Miyagawa, Shuntei (1873 - 1914)

Catching Fireflies

Series: Children's Games
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1898
Size (H x W): 9.5 x 14 (inches)
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Signature: Shuntei gyoshi
Condition: Very good color and impression, light soiing on margins, light vertical fold, embellsihed with embossing


About the artist

Shuntei Miyagawa was a Meiji-period woodblock print artist best known for his designs of beauties and children. Born in Aichi prefecture, Shuntei lived most of his life in Tokyo. He signed his work Shuntei Gyoshi or Shuntei Kanjin, which literally means “man of leisure.” Shuntei studied painting with Shoka Watanabe and Eisen Tomioka. He was a prolific designer for book and newspaper illustrations as well as woodblock prints.