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Eizan@Koimoyo, the 8th drawing

Item No A1-85-037-10
Title Koimoyo, the 8th drawing
Artist Eizan
Condition Creases,Burn
Size 37.5~25.5cm
Price SOLD

A married woman and a man who visited her during her husband's absense. She hugs him, letting her sawing drop. The man exhausted tries to take a break, but the woman never lets go of him, begging to be inside her till night. Kikukawa Eizan (1787-1867) was a designer of ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints. He first studied with his father, Eiji, a minor painter of the Kanō school. He then studied with Suzuki Nanrei (1775-1844), an artist of the Shijō school. He is believed to have also studied with the ukiyo-e artist Totoya Hokkei (1790-1850). He produced numerous woodblock prints of beautiful women in the 1830s, but then abandoned printmaking in favor of painting.This artist should not be confused with Harukawa Eizan , a designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints who was active in the 1790s.Folds, repaired holes, lined with Washi paper, slightly worn and soiled.

Ukiyoe painter. Also referred to as Kodamaya Eizan or others as Gago. Learned the painting from his father Eiji who used to be a pupil of Kano School as well as Suzuki Nanrei. In approx.1804, he began to produce his original sensual beauty as taking in Utamaro Ifs latest yearsf painting style. He is also known as a pioneer who began a full-length beauty on a diptych hanging scroll. As a founder of Kikukawa School, he instructed excellent pupils such as Eisen.