Artist: Katsukawa Shunzan (勝川春山)

Alternate names:
Shōyū (go - 昌有)
Izumi Shōyū (go - 泉昌有)

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We don't know the full dates of Shunzan's life, but do know that he was active from ca. 1782-98.

"Shunzan, a pupil of Katsukawa Shunshō, is sometimes criticized as an overly mannered artist who never fully exploited his enormous technical skills."

Quoted from: Japanese Warrior Prints: 1646-1905 by James King and Yuriko Iwakiri, p. 125.