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Kikugawa Eizan – Folding screen, from the series Collected Beauties

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One in the series “Collected Beauties” (Furyu bijin awase) by Kikukawa Eizan, this print from 1811 typifies the genre known as bijin-ga or “pictures of beautify women”.

The Woodblock

Good condition print from 1811 with a clean verso. Overall wear and smudging, but consistent in condition across the print. Even toning throughout, no rips or tears, subtle colors.

About the Artist

Kikukawa Eizan (1787-1867) first studied with his father, Eiji, a minor painter of the Kanō school, then with Suzuki Nanrei, an artist of the Shijō school. He is believed to have also studied with the ukiyo-e artist Totoya Hokkei. He produced numerous woodblock prints of beautiful women (bijin-ga) in the 1830s, but then abandoned printmaking in favor of painting. This artist should not be confused with Harukawa Eizan, an ukiyo-e print designer who was active in the 1790s. Eizan was the most prolific, longest-lived and ultimately the best of the late followers of Utamaro, who attempted to carry on the master’s bijin style after his death in 1806.

Artist

Eizan, Kikugawa

Condition

(B) Fine Condition

Date

1800s-1830s

Edition

Lifetime

Movement

Ukiyo-e

Size

Oban (10"x15")

Subjects

Women / Geisha

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