Katsukawa Shunsho. Woman under a Willow Tree. Artist: Katsukawa Shunsho (Japanese, 1726-1792). Culture: Japan. Dimensions: Image: 44 × 12 in. (111.8 × 30.5 cm) Overall with mounting: 74 in. × 17 11/16 in. (188 × 44.9 cm) Overall with knobs: 74 × 17 5/8 in. (188 × 44.8 cm). Date: 18th century. Lush and sensual, ukiyo-e paintings of the eighteenth century idealized beauty, placing courtesans and young women in indoor and outdoor seasonal settings. Shunsho--an Edo bon vivant, painter, and print designer-was renowned for his facility in depicting actors and beautiful women. This early summer picture depicts a young woman from a good family standing under a willow tree. The poem at the top, composed and inscribed by Fudo, a kyoka (satirical poem) poet, reads: The willows would leaf in profusion in an answer to the water's invitation.
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