fan crest   title
Home •  Main Sales Gallery •  Current Sales •  Archives
Articles •  Varia •  Glossary •  Biographies •  Bibliography
Search •  Video •  Contact Us •  Conditions of Sale •  Links


Hokushu signature
Japanese Characters:
Hokusho kanji
Early name Shunchô (c. early 1820s: 春頂); : Shunchôsai (from at least 1823:春頂齋)
Active circa 1822-1832
Unread (see seal at left)


Very little is known about the artist Hokushô (北松). His Osaka address was in Bakuromachi. He is cited as a portraitist in the Naniwa shoryû gajin meika annai (Guide to the many famous contemporary artists of Osaka), c. 1831.

There was another artist signing Hokushô with a different second character (北升) circa 1815-1830 (Surnames: Matsumoto, Takehara; Personal names: Nobushige, Monji). The attribution of the early name Shunchô (春蝶 , circa 1815-21) by Roger Keyes (The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints, 1973, p. 266) and some Japanese scholars is disputed by Hendrick Lühl (Schätze der Kamigata, 2013, p. 274).

Return to Hokushô Gallery Page      Return to Biography Listings      Return to Sales Gallery (all artists)