Isoda Koryūsai 礒田湖龍斎

1735-1790 Japan/ukiyo-e

 

Brief Biography-Isoda Koryūsai was an ukiyo-e printmaker and painter born in 1735. The works of Suzuki Harunobu had a profound influence on him. His former pupil Torii Kiyonaga rivalled him, but he produced an abundance of prints and illustrations and was eventually honoured by the Imperial Court. Koryūsai images are on display worldwide.

 

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Azumaya a
Yoshiwara Beauty

Azumaya a Yoshiwara Beauty of the Tea House

Courtesan Playing
the Samisen

Courtesan Playing the Samisen

Cat Fishing
in Fishbowl

Cat Fishing in Fishbowl

A
Family

A Family

The Bath
House

The Bath House

Hinagata wakana
no hatsu moyo

Hinagata wakana no hatsu moyo

Tea
Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

Hinazuru a
Yoshiwara Beauty

Hinazuru a Yoshiwara Beauty of the Tea House Chojiya with Five Attendants

Myna Bird
Perched-

Myna Bird Perched on the Branch of a Flowering Tree

The Series Hanagata Wakana

The Series Hanagata Wakana no Hatsu Moyo

New Designs as
Fresh as Leaves

New Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves

The Vain
Disguise

The Vain Disguise

The Courtesan
Shiratama-

The Courtesan Shiratama of the Tamaya

The Courtesan
Katsuyama-

The Courtesan Katsuyama of the Yotsumeya Teahouse

The Courtesan
Nana’aya-

The Courtesan Nana-aya of the Kadokanaya with her Two Kamuro

The Courtesan
Michiharu-

The Courtesan Michiharu of the Tsutaya Accompanied by her Attendants

Young Woman
with Youth-

Young Woman with Youth and Young Attendant Taifu from Furyu Jinrin Juniso

Woodblock
Print

Woodblock Print