Triptych, Woodblock print (reprint) - Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) - "The Night Lamp at Akiba" (Three courtesans beneath a full moon) - Late 20th century
Keisai Eisen (渓斎 英泉) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist who specialised in bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women). His best works, including his ōkubi-e ("large head pictures"), are considered to be masterpieces of the "decadent" Bunsei Era (1818–1830).
Bats flit in the sky, a lantern stands at the right with the inscription "Akiba All-night Lantern," the moonlight casts shadows on the ground where two puppies play... Apart from these skillful evocations of atmosphere, there is little to distract the eye from the three figures: a geisha on the right, who comes humming to herself with a songbook in her hand, the woman who waits for her leaning against the palanquin, and the young attendant who stands behind. This work from the Bunsei era is one of the most successful of Eisen's triptych's.
Each size : 300 × 194 mm
- Triptych, Woodblock print (reprint)
- Late 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)
- Title of artwork
- "The Night Lamp at Akiba" (Three courtesans beneath a full moon)
- Good condition, see description
- 300×582×0.1 mm