Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848

Pictures of Modern Figures: The Spirit of a Courtesan's Heart- Dejection
(Tosei Sugata no Utsushi-e: Iki Joro)

a courtesan rolling a scroll of paper; signed Keisei Eisen ga; with censor's seal Kiwame, and publisher's seal Kawa-cho (Kawaguchiya Chozo), ca. 1835

oban tate-e 14 1/4 by 9 3/4 in., 36.2 by 24.9 cm

Acquired by Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Binnie print with Eisen tattoo

Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm preferably for no more than two individuals at a time.
Visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing at their discretion.

site last updated
January 21, 2022

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475