Katsukawa Shunchō: A beauty adjusts the hair of a kamuro as her companion looks on with amusement.

Katsukawa Shuncho: A beauty adjusts the hair of a kamuro as her companion looks on with amusement.

Katsukawa Shunchō

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Artist: Katsukawa Shunchō
Title: A beauty adjusts the hair of a kamuro as her companion looks on with amusement.
Date: 1780s

A beautiful example of benigirai-e (“pictures avoiding red”), done only in tones of black and grey with a yellow background. Some scholars suggest that benigirai-e were done in response to strict sumptuary edicts in force during the late 1780’s, while others feel they were inspired by brush paintings with simple coloring.

Dimensions: chuban
Signature: Shunchô ga

SKU: NETB06


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