|Artist||Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)|
|Dimensions||Vertical ôban [~15.6 x 10.7 inches]|
Artist Signature: Keisai Eisen ga
Publisher: Moritaya Hanzô
Censor's seal: Kiwame
From an untitled series of courtesans and cherry blossoms, with inset landscapes.
Keisai Eisen ( 1790 – 1848) specialised in bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women). His best works, including his o-kubi-e ("large head pictures"), are considered to be masterpieces of the "decadent" Bunsei Era (1818–1830). He was also known as Ikeda Eisen, and wrote under the name of Ippitsuan.
Conditon: Tipped to album page, small tears and losses to bottom right sheet edge, faded colours and soiling.