Eisen -- "Bijin Tokaido -- Oiso, #9" (#2)

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Artist Eisen IKEDA (1790-1848)
Title "Oiso, Station #9"
Series "Beauties Along the Tokaido Highway" ("Bijin Tokaido")
Date Originally ca1830's;
this a later "re-strike" edition, ca1970's.
Publisher Ishukankokai
Carver/Printer Carver: Koike Shigeru, Printer: Watanabe Yoshiaki, Papermaker: Yamaguchi Soumatsu
Image Size 10 x 14 1/2
("dia-oban"--large oban)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; visible woodgrain to upper sky; "gauffrage" to kimono, towel, body outline and trees; crisp, highly detailed carving.
(VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
(COMPARE representative to original print.)
Condition Excellent.
Reference/Illus na
Comments An elegant scene from the series "Beauties along the Tokaido" which featured beauties and courtesans traveling along the famous "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Highway" between Tokyo to Kyoto.
Item # DG-431
Price $195 (Sold/WZ)