Portrait of an Actor

Portrait of an Actor

Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960

Portrait of an Actor
  • Date : c. 1920s
  • Medium : watercolor and woodblock
  • Item# : 260354
  • Condition : No condition problems to note.
  • Dimension : 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
  • Comments : Actor name not read; watercolor and woodblock print study for a print design that was never commercially produced; silver metallic pigment; with original folder; a similar watercolor is illustrated as pl. 125 in the 1991 Shunsen catalogue
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About The Artist

Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960

Born in Tokyo. Given name Yoshinosuke. As a young man looked up to Hirafuku Hyakusui, 11 years his senior. Studied Japanese-style painting with Kubota Beisen and in 1906 exhibited at Inten. Studied at Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Beginning 1908 worked for some time as illustrator for Asahi shinbun. Became associate member of Saiko Nihon Bijutsuin in 1918. Withdrew from Japanese-style painting in 1919 and turned his attention to theatrical subjects; became secretary of the Theatrical Painter.....

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