by Eisen (1790 - 1848)
From an untitled series of beauties on the Tokaido Road
Beauties on the Tokaido Road - Lovely portrait from Eisen's wonderful series pairing beauties with the stations of the Tokaido Road. Following the success of Hiroshige's "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido," Eisen created his own version circa 1843 - 1847 featuring large beauty portraits in the foreground with landscapes above. These attractive designs demonstrate Eisen's mastery of the classic Japanese beauty subject, combined with travel along the famed Tokaido, with views ranging from bustling villages to the serene countryside. Here, a beauty leans forward with her umbrella as she walks into the wind, holding her robes closed with her other hand. A border of clouds separates the figure from a view of Nissaka, with travelers making their way up a steep mountainside to the village. A terrific design from this rarely see series.
Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Substantial losses at bottom edge, smaller losses and wormholes, expertly repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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