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Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Eight Favorite Things in the Modern World: Dolls
(Tosei kobutsu hakkei: Ningyo)

a teenage girl carefully examines a doll, at the upper left corner a hina doll is displayed in a storage box signed with the name of a well-known hina doll-maker, Shugetsu saku (Hara Shugetsu II of Asakusa); signed Keisai Eisen ga, censor's seal kiwame, and publisher's mark Senichi (Izumiya Ichibei of Kansendo), ca. 1823
oban tate-e 15 1/8 by 10 3/8 in., 38.5 by 26.3 cm
price: $ 8,000