Triptych, Woodblock print (reprint) - Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) - "The Night Lamp at Akiba" (Three courtesans beneath a full moon) - Late 20th century

Description
Triptych, Woodblock print (reprint) - Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) - "The Night Lamp at Akiba" (Three courtesans beneath a full moon) - Late 20th century
Good condition, see description

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

Lot details
Object
Triptych, Woodblock print (reprint)
Material
Paper
Period
Late 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)
Attribution
Reprint
Title of artwork
"The Night Lamp at Akiba" (Three courtesans beneath a full moon)
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
300×582×0.1 mm
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