Isoda Koryūsai (礒田 湖龍斎, 1735–1790) was a Japanese ukiyo-e print designer and painter active from 1769 to 1790.
Isoda Koryusai (swedish)
Isoda Koryūsai (jap. 礒田 湖龍斎, 1735–1790) oli japanilainen kuvittaja ja puupiirrospainokuvien suunnittelija ukiyo-e-tyylisuunnassa Edo-kaudella. Hänet tunnetaan erityisesti Yoshiwaran ilotalokaupunginosan prostituoitujen ja 'leijuvan maailman' kuvaajana.[fi]
Isoda Koryusai (礒田湖龍斎 , 1735-1790) was a Japanese printmaker and painter active from approximately 1764 to 1788. The details of his life are under some dispute. He apparently came from a samurai background. One theory stated he became a ronin and was forced to turn to art, but another says he voluntarily gave up the life of a samurai for art. In 1781 he received the title Hokkyo for his talent and accomplishments. That he was so honored is one of the rare statements that is generally agreed to. There are those who believe he was a pupil of Harunobu, but this is disputed. Although some of his prints survived few of his paintings did. That said it is known that he was a prolific artist. His subjects ranged from Confucian virtues, to birds, to herblore, and also included hundreds of erotica prints. (wikipedia, 2011-10-31)
Isoda Korysai, japansk konstnär, född, 1735, aktiv ca 1764-1788.