Katsukawa Shuncho: A beauty adjusts the hair of a kamuro as her companion looks on with amusement. (Sold)
Artist: Katsukawa Shunchō
Title: A beauty adjusts the hair of a kamuro as her companion looks on with amusement.
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.
Signature: Shunchô ga