Eisen -- "Beauty Playing a Hand-Game"

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Artist Eisen IKEDA (1790-1848)
Title "Beauty Playing a Hand-Game"
Series "Twelve Views of Modern Women"
Date Originally ca1830/40's;
this a later "re-strike" edition, ca1950/70's.
Publisher Uchida ("Uchida-han"--Kyoto 1919-present)
Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 1/4 x 15 3/8
("dia-oban"--large oban)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to hair-pins and inset title cartouche; dusting of shimmering "mica" to entire background; crisp, highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
Reference/Illus na
Comments A charming and highly detailed portrait of a young beauty playing a hand-game known as "ken."
Item # EG-905
Price $165