Keisai Eisen


Collection of Mt. Fuji of Provinces: Fuji of the Capital, Courtesan Otaka of Maruebiya
(Shokoku fuji zukushi: Miyako no fuji, Maruebiya uchi Otaka)

titled within the circular cartouche, Shokoku fuji zukushi: Miyako no fuji, the courtesan identified at the right, Maruebiya uchi Otaka, signed, Ippitsu an Eisen ga, with censor's seal, kiwame(approved), and publisher's mark of Tsutaya Kichizo (Koeido), ca. 1830

oban tate-e 14 5/8 by 9 7/8 in., 37 by 25.1 cm

A young girl stretches and flexes her fingers, perhaps in preparation to begin practicing on the koto visible behind her. A packet of face powder with the label, Senjoko, is likely a reference to Bien Senjoko, produced by Mr. Sakamoto who sponsored numerous woodblock prints designed by Eisen which endorsed the cosmetic.

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen: Artist of the Floating World, 2012, p. 288, cat no. 192-1
(inv. no. 10-5191)

price: Sold


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