Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829) was from a samurai family, unlike most other ukiyoe artists who were of the merchant class. His early works were influenced by Torii Kiyonaga, Katsukawa Shunsho, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Kubo Shunman. Eishi depicted women in a refined, elegant manner.
[A Spring Stroll. Date seal: kiwame (1738-1848). Oban: 14 x 9 3/8. Publisher: Yeijudo (Nishinomiya Yohachi). Printed on the full sheet. Some staining in the margins; color fading; one wormage spot over the umbrella. A charming image of bijn strolling under plum blossoms. $675.
Ukiyoe. Text only.
Traditional Japanese Prints.
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