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Lot 0014 Details

  • Artist: Eisen KEISAI
  • Title: "Lovers #A"
  • Date: ca 1820-2
  • Provenance: Military collection--from family of Army serviceman stationed in Tokyo 1946-48.
  • Seal, Carver/Printer: unsigned (typical of "shunga")
  • Image Size: 9 7/8 x 14 3/4 (Large full "oban" format)
  • Medium: Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Impression: Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to kimonos; "burnishing" to black areas; crisp lines, highly detailed carving.
  • Condition: Good++ to Very Good. Excellent colors. (Vertical folio center-fold; areas of soiling; scattered marks/stains; wear. Small repair bottom right; wormage repairs to margin/backing.) Retains original folio backing.

    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist who specialized in bijin-ga print designs of beautiful women. In addition to producing a prolific number of prints, he was a writer.

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  • Location: This item ships from the Pacific Northwest.

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    Eisen Keisai Woodblock Lovers #A

    Estimate $400 - $500Oct 01, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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