Genuine Woodblock Print by Eishi "The Geisha Itsutomi". This example is a late 1940s reproduction of a print in his series of famous geisha. The cartouche on the upper right gives her name as Itsutomi, On the left is Eishi's signature and the seals of publishers. Itsutomi is holding the plectrum of a samisen, a three-stringed musical instrument, which is lying at her feet.The reproduction is attached to a paper folder with a backing sheet, frame, and cover. On the reverse of the backing sheet are "Made in Occupied Japan" stamped in ink and a label advertising Takamizawa Wood-cut Color Print Studio of Tokyo. Dimensions: print 10 1/2 x 15 1/2"; backing, frame, cover 13 x 19". Condition: The print is largely in excellent condition -- no marks, creases, or other defects except for a small tear in the upper left corner where it is mounted on the mat backing.
The discoloration along the top and left side of the print represents that of the original print. The left-hand corners of the mat backing and the paper folder cover have chipped off.
The paper frame has small tears at the upper left and lower right corners and a water mark near the lower left corner. The folder cover is still attached to the backing by a short length of the binding. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints".The seller is "hongf66" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.