Eisen -- "Two Lovers Reading a Letter"

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Artist Eisen IKEDA (1790-1848)
Title "Two Lovers Reading a Letter"
(given name)
Series na
Date Originally ca1820s/40's;
this a later "re-strike" edition, ca1980.
Publisher Believed Ishukankokai
Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 x 15
("dia-oban"--large oban)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to faces and hands; highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines and other details.
Condition Excellent. (minor bumping right margin.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments An elegant "soft shunga"
(pillow print) depiction of two lovers. Very nice.
Item # EG-334
Price $225