He was born and lived in Edo. A pupil of Katori Nahiko and Kitao Shigemasa, but was more so influenced by Torii Kiyonaga. He was known as a man of great sophistication, a bon vivant.
As a printmaker, specialized in surimono; his prints are very scarce according to "A Dictionary of Japanese Artists" by Laurance P. He was an experimenter in color, using silvery greys and light touches of soft colors, and in light and shade. This Incredible Original Woodblock, "Hagi Tamagawa and Two Ladies" circa 1787, is Signed and is in Very Good Condition - considering it's age, one is tempted to call it Excellent (there is however a very small corner tear in the lower left corner and it's border was trimmed off years ago). The colors are subtle yet very strong and beautiful and the image is Incredible.This remarkable Edo Period Woodblock measures 15 inches by 9 7/8 inches. This Magnificent Woodblock would make a wonderful addition to any Great Japanese Woodblock Collection, Asian Arts Collection or would just enhance any great Art Collection or Home. Thank you for viewing this Beautiful Shumman Woodblock, have a wonderful day and be good to one another! I, upon receiving your feedback, will reciprocate! This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "sbutterfield" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, China, Japan.