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JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS

Other pupils of Torin were as follows: Sawa Sekkio (Hayashi Catalogue, No. 1007); Umpo (ibid., No. 1011); Riusai Masazumi (ibid., No. 1015).

(Katsu­) (kawa ) (Shun­)𠅘 (tei) Katsukawa Shuntei produced, besides actor scenes and pictures of celebrated wrestlers, some very dramatic compositions from history and legend, mostly in grey, green, and yellow, but owing to ill-health his output was small; the early impressions of his works are especially rare.[1] According to the Hayashi Catalogue (No. 785) he was a pupil of Shunyei. He is to be looked upon as a forerunner of the historic school that arose about 1830. Of his works the following are cited:—

  • Kuraiyama homare no yokozuna, a tale. 1812.
  • Nanko seichu gwaden, the history of the faithful Kusunoki Masashige, 4 vols. 1815.
  • Itogoromo Tengu Baikai(?), a tale, 6 vols. About 1815.
  • Most celebrated in his two-volume work, the Game of the Young Prince.
  • The seven gods of fortune, surimonos.
  • The contest of a hero with a monstrous serpent (illustrated in Strange, page 38).

Shinsai, who is mentioned as an early pupil of Hokusai (about 1800-10), would be better classed with Shumman.[2] Eight views of Lake Omi in the "Dutch" style are by him; he also worked at surimonos; one with two crabs is reproduced by Gillot.

Bokusen, in Owari, was Hokusai's contemporary; in his house, in 1812, the plan for the Mangwa first originated; he himself, in 1815, brought out a similar collection of sketches, Bokusen sogwa, 8vo, in polychrome.[3] Duret mentions a peculiar book by him: Kiyogwayan, the Garden of Caricatures (Uagoya, 1815).

  1. Anderson Cat., p. 363; Strange, p. 38; Cat. Bing, No. 292 fi.
  2. Anderson Cat., p. 366; Goncourt, Hokousaï, p. 342; Cat. Bing, No. 329.
  3. Anderson Cat., p. 369.