Keisai EISEN (1790-1848)




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An amorous couple prior to coitus. One of the three best designs from a set of twelve prints: Keisei higo, “Secret Words of a Courtesan” published c 1822-25. Although the set comes under the shunga heading, each print is an abuna-e design, without any graphic detail. Fine composition.

Fine impression and colour. Laid onto board from the original album. Small wormage and slight centre fold ( as usual ), otherwise good condition.


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Keisai EISEN (1790-1848)




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The courtesan Hanaoka of the Sanomatsuya House in the Shin Yoshiwara looking out at the rain and holding a poem slip. Episode Amagoi from a Seven Komachi set: Shin Yoshiwara yugimi nana Komachi. The set based on the seven episodes in the life of the famous 9th century poetess Ono no Komachi. Published by Tsuta-ya, c 1830.


Very good impression. This is the first state with gradation in the sky and at the end of Hanaoka’s robe. Superb, unfaded colour. Fine condition; full size. Signed Keisai Eisen ga.


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Keisai EISEN (1790-1848)


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Oiso from the set: “Bijin Tokaido” comparing beauties to the 53 Stations. Published by Tsutaya c 1830’s. The best design from the set.


Very fine impression, colour and, apart from minor trimming, fine condition. Signed Keisai Eisen ga.


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Keisai EISEN (1790-1848)


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Okitsu from the set: “Bijin Tokaido” comparing beauties to the 53 Stations. Published by Tsutaya c 1830’s. A fine design.


Very fine impression, colour and, apart from minor trimming, fine condition. Signed Keisai Eisen ga.


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Keisai EISEN (1790-1848)


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A kakemono-e showing a promenading beauty.


Fine impression. Almost perfect colour and condition. Signed Keisai Eisen ga.


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