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Miyagawa, Shuntei (1873 - 1914)

Ono no Komachi Looking at Her Reflection

Series: Surimono
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: Late Edo / Early Meiji Period
Size (H x W): 7.75 x 7.25 (inches)
Signature: Shokyuko Shuntei ga
Condition: Very good color and impression, repaired worm hole, light soiling, embellished with silver and gold


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.