Tomioka Eisen


Early Summer Rain

kuchi-e (woodblock printed frontispiece) published in vol. 8, no. 8 of Bungei Kurabu (popular literary magazine), the hair highlighted with shomenzuri (burnishing), and with karazuri (embossed) diagonal striations of rain; with artist's seal Eisen, published by Hakubunkan, 1902

8 7/8 by 11 7/8 in., 22.4 by 30.3 cm

Helen Merritt, and Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture, 2000, pp. 218-219 (artist's biography)
Nanako Yamada, Mokuhan Kuchi-e (Survey of Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints), 2006, p. 312
National Museum of Asian Art, Robert O. Muller Collection (Sackler Gallery), accession no. S2003.8.3725

(inv. no. C-3272)

price: Sold


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