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Eisen
Tomioka Eisen, 1866-1908
Portrait of the Bride
(E-sugata)

kuchi-e (frontispiece) depicting a maid in classic black and white attire helping a young woman adjust the skirt of her wedding dress; signed Oju Mosai with artist's seal, ca. 1899
8 1/2 by 11 in., 21.5 by 28 cm
A young woman stands before a floor-length mirror wearing a Western-style ball gown, opera-length gloves and diaphanous veil suggestive of a wedding dress while a maid in a dark dress with white apron and bonnet kneels by her side adjusting the skirt of her train.
Reference:
Nanako Yamada, Mokuhan Kuchi-e (Survey of Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints), 2006, p. 318
price: Sold