Posted by Guy Pepermans (184.108.40.206) on January 13, 2012 at 16:40:39:
I found an interesting image of a warrior print, probably signed 'Shunsen aratame Shunkō'. Around 1820 Shunsen succeeded Katsukawa Shunkō I, who died earlier in 1812, becoming Katsukawa Shunkō II.
I'm not sure about the reading of the 'aratame' character in the signature - could it be something different?
Also, for some reason that I ignore, Allen Hockley in The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints, volume II refers to 'Katsukawa Shun'ō' - not to 'Katsukawa Shunsen' as usual. 'Kana' transcriptions in Japanese also refer to 'Shunsen' and not 'Shun'ō'. Question: is the entry by Hockley in the Hotei Encyclopedia erroneous?
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