Bijin Tokaido - Nissaka eki (Bijin Tokaido, Nissaka Station)

Eisen Keisai (1790 - 1848)

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Japanese woodblock print "Bijin Tokaido - Nissaka eki" (Bijin Tokaido, Nissaka Station)  is by Eisen Keisai (1790 - 1848).  Originally produced in the Edo period, this is re-carved edition, published by Aratama Kankokai. (Foreign people called Ishu kankokai). Eisen was a Japanese Ukiyo-e artist who specialized in Bijin-ga. This is No.26 Nissaka station from "Beauties and 53 Stations, Tokaido".  Publisher name: Aratama kankokai, Carver name: Kazuo Watanabe, Printer name; Yoshiaki Watanabe, Papermaker (handmade paper): Sosho Yamaguchi) on the bottom margin. Truly beautiful colors and bokashi shading.  Everyone knows Hiroshige's 53 stations of Tokaido series. Eisen designed an elegant series of Tokaido scenes featuring a Japanese beautiful women in each print. Also, please notice how Eisen put the season's motif in her Kimono in each print.

Technique: Woodblock
Print size: 10 and 7/8 x 15 and 7/8 inches (27.7 x 40.5 cm)
Image size: 10 and 7/8 x 14 and 1/2 inches (25.5 x 37 cm)
Signed: Artist name "Eisen-ga" on the lower right of the image.
Condition: Pristine condition. Very faint printer's smudge on the right margin which will be easily matted out.

 

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