Eisho -- "Courtesan Shizuka"

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Artist Eisho (fl ca1790's)
Title "Courtesan Shizuka of Shizutamaya""
Date Originally late-1700's
(a modern "re-strike," printing likely c1980's)
Series "Comparison Beauties of the Gay Quarters"
("Kakuchu Bijin Kurabe")
Publisher Uchida Bijutsu Hangashi ("seal" left margin)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 x 11 5/8 ("ai-ban"--small oban)
Impression Very Fine.
Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to layered collar and hair ornaments; shiny grey "mica" to background; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful "bijin-ga" image.
Item # (EG-220B Sold/RL;
EG-220 Sold/PR)
Price $150