‘Three Courtesans playing Music’, after Eishi Hosoda (1756-1829) Japanese Woodblock Print triptych,
After Eishi Hosoda (1756-1829)
‘Three Courtesans playing Music’
High-quality woodblock reprint,
from some time in the Showa era,
mid-20th century, with platemarks,
Condition: Excellent, some slight creases, good paper with bleedthrough visible on back, would mount & frame very well.
Also known as Chobunsai Eishi, first name Tokitomi, common name Taminosuke / later Yasaburo. Active as a print maker in the later 18th century, famous for these Bijin-ga portraits of tall, graceful beauties. His early 19th century career was as a painter rather than print-maker.