Tamagawa Shucho was a rare pupil of Utamaro who worked about 1790 to 1810.
This was the time when Utamaro also suffered at their hands.
During this last decade of the nineteenth century Utamaro produced the greatest of his works.
Notwithstanding her western garb, she resembled a print of Utamaro.
But with patience and judgment the collector may still obtain now and then a fine specimen of Utamaro's work.
He too passed from the manner of Kiyonaga into that of Utamaro; but his middle period is his most characteristic.
In Utamaro's early work, which began with an illustrated book in 1776, the influence of Kiyonaga was strong.
In the decade between 1780 and 1790 Utamaro produced many additional books.
Shunsho was a great sinner in this respect; so also were Utamaro and Toyokuni.
This 1790 decade, when Utamaro was at the zenith of his powers, saw many triumphs besides the silver-portraits.