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Eisen Abuna-e, The Tale of Genji

Item No A1-94-525-12
Title Abuna-e, The Tale of Genji
Artist Eisen
Date 1818-30
Condition Hole,Foxing,Rubbing,Tears,Backed
Size 34.5×24cm
Price $289.01

Ukiyoe painter. Also referred to as Kokushunro as Gago, Inransai as Ingo. Born to a samurai family, he entered government service, but he got involved in a trouble and dismissed. He had a chance to get to know Kikukawa Eiji whose child, Eizan , taught him painting. He initially handled actor painting, but later showed his talent in beauty, and left a number of beauty portraits with unique sensual charms. He was also excelled at landscape.