Lot 279: Author: Hosoda Eishi. Title: "Reunion de sept jeunes femmes symbolisant les sept dieux du bonheur". Place Published: Japan. Publisher: Nichimuraya Yohachi. Date Published: 1793. Description: Woodblock oban tryptich on three sheets. Each sheet approx. 38.5x25 cm (15 1/4x93/4"). Censor seal/ Kiwame of the period Hosada, or Ch?bunsai, Eishi (1756-1829) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist. Born to a well-off samurai family that was part of the Fujiwara clan, Eishi left his employ with the Shogun Ieharu to pursue art. His early works were prints, mostly bijin-ga portraits of beautiful women in a style akin to Kiyonaga and Utamaro. He was a prolific painter, and from 1801 gave up print designing to devote himself to painting. The present print features nine women in a boat. Condition: Very good or better condition.
PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts
Sunday, 1st November 2015
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