Eizan Kikugawa, Lady Lighting a Lantern, Kakemono-e
Artist: Eizan Kikugawa (1787–1867)
Title: Lady Lighting a Lantern
Date: early 19th century
Size: Top: 23 x 35.5 Bottom: 23 x 35.4 cm
Condition: Faded, wear and soiled, minor stains on the bottom panel, partly thin, pinholes, horizontal crease on the top panel.
Kakemono-e is a format created from two oban-size sheets, one above the other in a vertical diptych, and its proportions resemble those of hanging scrolls (kakemono). Kakemono-e popular in the first half of 19th century mostly depict beautiful women (bijinga) or actor prints (yakusha-e).
In this print, a lady is lighting a standing paper lantern. Her hair is neatly tied with simple yet elegant hairpins and her kimono displays an array of patterns, beautifully layered.
|Artist Name||Eizan Kikugawa|
|Title||Lady Lighting a Lantern|
|Subject||Beauty & Female|
|Dimensions||Top: 23 x 35.5 Bottom: 23 x 35.4 cm|
|Condition Report||Faded, wear and soiled, minor stains on the bottom panel, partly thin, pinholes, horizontal crease on the top panel.|