Eisho (active circa 1790 - 1799) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Courtesan Hinazuru of Chojiya
- In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Comments - Beautiful print by Eisho depicting the elegant courtesan Hinazuru holding a doll. She smiles as she looks over her shoulder, carefully holding the doll with both hands. She wears several layers of kimono, the tie-dyed pattern of her green under robe delicately embossed. A fantastic reprint with beautiful soft color and a distressed mica background. A lovely subject to collect or display.
Artist - Eisho (active circa 1790 - 1799)
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 9 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning, a few light creases, small indented line. Please see photos for details. Good overall.