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he Love Letter

he Love Letter
by Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1868)

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Artist: Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1868) 菊川英山
Title: he Love Letter
Series: 8 Views of True Beauties
Date 1st edition?1812 (circa)
Date of this artwork?c1812 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Wakasa-ya Yoichi
Publisher (this edition)?Wakasa-ya Yoichi
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 32439
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

The Love Letter

Artist: Eizan
Format: Oban tate-e: 15" x 10"

Subject: 'Chrysanthemums' from the series 'Furyu Nagauta Hakkei' (Eight Views of True Beauties). A bijin reads a love letter while her companion, who leans on a shamisen box, also starts to read the same letter. From Eizan's most elegant early period. A superb bijin composition.

Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi

Date: c.1812

Condition: Fine colors. Full size, untrimmed. Slightly soiled. Minor expert restorations. Generally remarkably good state of preservation.

Impression: Fine impression with extensive gauffrage.

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