Sunday, May 20, 2012

Japanese Prints, Early 19th Century

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

A wonderfully delicate study using light washes showing a Japanese carrot, mushrooms, a Japanese cucumber ( which have knobbles or spikes as opposed to our smooth-skinned varieties ), aubergines and long beans ( possibly yardlong beans ).  [Source]

Seated Courtesan 
Artist: Eishi
Date: ca.1795
Description: Akashi of the Teahouse, Seigyokuya.

The Courtesan 
Artist:  Eizan 
Date:  ca.1820s 
Description: Study of the courtesan, Shitome, of the
Matsukawa-ya Tea-house under Cherry Blossom.

Artist: Eisho
Date: ca.1790s
Description: Study of promenading oiran.

Artist: Eizan
Date: ca.1820s
Description: Study of the courtesan, Takashino, of the house of Akatsuru-ya

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