Kikugawa EIZAN (1787-1867)



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The courtesan Biso of the Ogi House holding a brush up to a snow sculpture of Daruma. Snow from a Snow, Moon, Flowers set: Seiro bijin setsugekka. Published by Kawaguchiya Uhei, c late 1810s.

 

Fine impression. Very good colour. Fine condition: Full size with extra paper. Signed Eizan hitsu.

 

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Kikugawa EIZAN (1787-1867)



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Winter from a set Furyu bijin kodakara awase, “Elegant Beauties and Precious Children.” Shows a beauty carrying one child and looking down at another with a large snowball. Published by Matsumura Yahei, c late 1810s.

 

Fine impression. Very good colour. Fine condition: Full size with extra paper. Signed Eizan hitsu.

 

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A set of six prints: Furyu ukiyo sugata comparing beautiful women to the six poetical geniuses of the 9th/10th centuries. This design interpreting a poem by Fumiya no Yasuhide which speaks of the wild wind of Autumn. The beauty holds a brush with her teeth while she prepares ink to complete a letter. Unidentified publisher, c 1810s.

 

Fine impression and colour. Very good condition. Full size. Signed Kikugawa Eizan hitsu.

 

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A surimono showing a game of rock-paper-scissors, although this might be a variant called Kitsune-ken, with fox-hunter-village chief. The game originates (as so much in Japan) from China and eventually made its way to the west. This was (and is) a dangerous game to play with ladies who entertained as they seldom lost. Published c 1820s. Eizan designed few surimono and this is rare.

 

Fine impression. Very good colour and condition. Signed Kikugawa Eizan hitsu.

 

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A kakemono-e ( vertical diptych ) showing a tiger peering round a giant bamboo. Although Toyohiro and Toyokuni I produced kakemono-e during the 1800-1804 period, Eizan is generally identified with the format and published many during 1804-1817. The style used borrows from Korean paintings of tigers. No publisher’s seal, c.1804-1817. Another impression illustrated in Ukiyo-e no bi, nishiki-e no keifu, Yamaguchi Prefecture Municipal Museum, n.d., p.84/85.


Good impression. Very good colour and condition with the sheets separated to join accurately. Signed Kikukawa Eizan hitsu.



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A fine kakemono of a standing beauty reading. The perfectly preserved colours on this print allow us to fully appreciate her elaborate garments.

 

Fine impression. Very fine colour. Fine condition. Full size. Signed Toshinobu Eizan hitsu.

 

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A complete triptych showing young girls in attendance on a court couple. An early (c.1820) design published by Nishimuraya Yohachi.


Very good impression, colour and condition. Full size with extra paper for joining. Signed Eizan fude.



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An early Eizan published c. 1810s by Shimizu. Seiro Niwaka zensei ki, “Popular Entertainment at the Niwaka Festival.” Aizuga yanagi koshizuki, with a list of entertainers. This event during the 8th month of every year in the Edo Yoshiwara involved dancing and music and girls dressed – as here, lower right figure – as men.


Superb impression and colour’ Slight browning of the thick hosho and small nick out of top left edge, otherwise very good condition. Full size. Signed Eizan hitsu.


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A double bust portrait showing the courtesans Takigawa and Hanaogi from the Yoshiwara house Ogiya. An early print ( Eizan being 21 ) published 1808 by Kikakudo. Rare.


Fine impression. Fine, totally unfaded colour. Slight browning and light creasing. Full size. Signed Kikugawa Eizan hitsu.


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A picnic party visiting the famous cherry tree at Naruko in the city, Miyako meibonku naruko no sakura. Poems are being written and attached to the branches. An extremely early design ( published 1807 ).


Fine impression. Very good colour. Some trimming around thereby loosing part of signature on two sheets. Signed Kikugawa Eizan fude.


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A beauty ascending a staircase with a large black samisen case from a set: Furyu bijin soroi, a “Collection of Fashionable Beauties”. One of Eizan’s finest designs. Unidentified publisher.


Fine impression and colour on thick totally untrimmed deluxe hosho. Fine condition. Signed Kikugawa Eizan fude


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A rare complete pentaptych showing a princess and her retinue on two boats being ferried across a river. Published c 1810’s by Izumiya Ichibei.


Very good impression, colour and condition. Signed Kikugawa Eizan hitsu.


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A young beauty with child from a set Furyu kodakara rokkasen, “Six Poets in Modern Days with Darling Children”.


Very good impression on thick hosho. Very good colour and condition. Completely untrimmed. Signed Kikugawa Eizan fude.


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