Artist: Ichirakutei Eisui (active 1790-1823)
Title: Beauty and a Picture Book
Subject: A wonderful, classic, large “head portrait”
Date: c. Original 18th century This one 1930’s from the Robert O. Muller collection
Size: Oban tate-e: 12.25 x 9.25″
Condition: Excellent. From Robert O. Muller collection, collected by Muller in Japan in the 1930’s. Muller was known as a first rate conservator and took exquisite care when storing his prints.
Price: $250 Re-carved print. $75 unframed Museum quality giclee on Washi paper.
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Ichirakutei Eisui or Eisui as often referred to, was a ukiyo-e artist active between the years 1790 and 1823. He was one of the most talented students of Eishi, who had about 30 students. Eisui produced many portraits of okubi type-e, that is to say, a portrait in the ukiyo-e genre showing only the head or the head and upper torso where the black hair of women form a dark mass of a strong impact graph. In this sense, it can be considered as one of the likenesses of Utamaro.