Aizuri-e Japanese Woodblock Antique Original Keisai Eisen of Courtesan Ca 1835
Antique Original Japanese Aizuri-e Woodblock by Keisai Eisen of Courtesan Circa 1835 Edo Period. Antique Original Japanese Aizuri-e Woodblock by Keisai Eisen of Courtesan Circa 1835 from the Edo Period, as this was when he did a lot of Courtesan prints. Courtesan from the series "Pictures of Modern Figures" (Tosei sugata no utsushi-e), signed Keisai Eisen ga, censor's seal kiwame, published by Kawaguchiya Chozo, circa 1835. This is called an aizuri-e woodblock, as it is purely in blue or shades of blue. The development of aizuri-e was associated with the import of the pigment Prussian blue from Europe in the 1820s. This pigment had a number of advantages over the indigo or dayflower petal dyes that were previously used to create blue. It was more vivid, had greater tonal range and was more resistant to fading, and as such became very popular with woodblock artists. This may be one of the 56 woodblocks of courtesans in the album of prints from the series A Tokaido Board Game of Courtesans, Fifty-three Pairings in the Yoshiwara (Keisei dochu sugoroku, Mitate Yoshiwara gojusan tsui). Condition: Condition is commensurate with age and use. Very minor creases and scuffs. Tiny tape fragment on top right corner. Measurements: 14 3/4 x 101/2 inches. Unless described as being new, the items for sale are vintage or used and it may show evidence of wear. The description refers to the overall condition and details. We try to describe the items to the best of our ability. All listings are described as to the best of my knowledge, through careful research and price and description comparison. With tracking and careful, sturdy packing, we try to recycle when possible.
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- Primary Material: Paper
- kanzashi: elaborate hair ornament
- woodblock: ukiyo-e
- Kyoto: Geisha
- Kawaguchiya Chozo: Kiwame
- Japan: Japanese
- aizuri-e: antique woodblock
- Color: Multi-Color
- oiran: Tokyo
- Pictures of Modern Figures: Tosei sugata no utsushi-e
- Mitate Yoshiwara: Yoshiwara
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Maker: Keisai Eisen
- bokashi: Prussian blue
- okubi-e: Courtesan
- Keisai Eisen: Bunsei Era
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print
- Age: 1800-1849