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GIRL WITH DOLL

GIRL WITH DOLL

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original Japanese woodblock prints and paintings

Lot 00593
N.1 diptych of ukiyo-e woodblock prints

Kikukawa Eizan

GIRL WITH DOLL

Period: 1820-30
Condition: very good
Size: 24 x 72 cm

 

Price: EUR 750,00

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Important vertical diptych of original woodblock prints of the tachibijin-zu (立美人図) type, that is "portrait of a standing beauty", made between 1820 and 1830 by the famous artist Kikukawa Eizan (菊川英山) and depicting a wealthy machimusume (町娘) "city girl" holding a doll in her hands.

Eizan (1787 - 1867) was the most prolific, longest-lived and ultimately the best of the late followers of Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川歌麿), who attempted to carry on the bijin (美人) style of the master after the death of the latter, occurred in 1806.

The precious work on Japanese washi paper (和紙), produced by the publisher Sanoya Kihei (佐野屋喜兵衛), owner of Kikakudo (喜鶴堂), despite the right signs of aging, is in overall very good condition.

 

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