Ryuryukyo Shinsai - Japanese Artists

1799 - 1823

period: 1603-1867 Ukiyo-e (Edo Period)

Ryūryūkyo Shinsai was a pupil of Katsushika Hokusai; his first work was a humorous illustrated book ‘ A Cat Visits the Prostitutes’, published in 1799. Shinsai specialized in Surimono and privately commissioned works. In the early 1800s Shinsai designed prints in small formats, in the mid-1810s he began working in the square format. He was one of the first surimono designers to explore the still life., he was also one of the first artists to design large sets of surimono the first being ‘Kasen awase’ designed for the Yomo Group in 1809 on the theme of the ‘ Thirty-six Shells’.

 
A Writing Set
A writing set
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The Pure Red Shell- Masuogai
The Pure Red Shell- Masuogai
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Still Life: The Scholar's Table
Still life: The Scholar's table
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Still Life With The Biwa
Still life with the biwa
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Two Cranes, Pine And Prunus With The Sun Of The New Year
Two cranes, pine and prunus with the sun of the new year
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