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Japanese Woodblock Print by Eizan- Large Kakemono

Japanese Woodblock Print by Eizan- Large Kakemono

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 383250

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The early Japanese woodblock artists did many many famous bijin, or beauties. Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1867) was well known for his pictures of women and developed a style influenced by Hokusai and Utamaro. This picture of a geisha holding an incense pot has long flowing lines. It is framed in mahogoney, with his signature & seal. It is also rare due to the unusual size, which is a vertical diptych (double print), called kakemono. Picture area showing 8 1/2 by 26 trimmed and matted, frame 14 1/2 by 32 inches. Slight fading and some toning. Overall condition good.

Note: the color difference between full size and close-up pictures is because one is taken with flash and the other 2 are not.

Eizan is pretty hard to find now. I have a number of good old Japanese woodblocks listed here, including another Eizan and an Eisen. Please take a look.