“Morning Glory”. Keisai Eisen, 1790–1848 Japanese.
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“Morning Glory”

c1840s. Colour woodcut, printed on two sheets, signed with Japanese characters, censor’s and printer’s seals in block lower left, poem in Japanese characters in image upper left to right, 65.5 x 22.2cm. Slight soiling and repaired chips to edges. Laid down on acid-free paper.

The poem, Morning Glory, is a haiku by female poet Kaga no Chiyo (1703–1775). The printer’s seal appears to read “Gin.”

Keisai Eisen was a noted Japanese ukiyo-e artist who specialised in bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women). His work was collected and admired by Vincent van Gogh, so much so that he copied one of his images, which he titled Courtesan (after Eisen). Ref: British Museum; Van Gogh Museum; Wiki.

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Item #CL205-5

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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