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Shunko

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00168934
Shunko

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Edo (now Tokyo).

Born 1743; died 1812.

Print artist. Figures, portraits.

Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world).

Shunko is regarded the most important pupil of Shunsho. In about 1788 he lost the use of his right hand to paralysis and switched to his left. He designed a large number of ...

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Subjects: Prints and Printmaking ; 19th-Century Art ; 18th-Century Art ; East Asian Art

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