Woodblock print (reprint) - Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) - Teahouse Woman, From the series "Comparison of Present-day Beauties" - Late 20th century
Keisai Eisen(渓斎 英泉) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist who specialised in bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women). His best works, including his ōkubi-e("large head pictures"), are considered to be masterpieces of the "decadent" Bunsei Era(1818–1830).
Eisen's area of expertise was said to be prints of beautiful women (bijin).
In fact, however, like all three artists, he produced a number of prints in a variety of ukiyo-e genres. Like these artists too, he is said to have suffered from the overproduction of ukiyo-e in the nineteenth century, with pressures to produce new works quickly leading to a large but uneven oeuvre.
Ritsumeikan University: http://www.dh-jac.net/db/nishikie/results-big.php?f00=%253d%2522%258c%25f6%258a%254a%2522&f1=Z0171-036&f11=1&-max=1&singleskip=0&enter=default&lang=ja&skip=0
- Woodblock print (reprint)
- Late 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)
- Title of artwork
- 'Tea stall woman' - From the series "Comparison of Present-day Beauties"
- Good condition, see description
- 403×267×0 mm