Eizan Kikugawa, Lady Lighting a Lantern, Kakemono-e

£500
SKU
JG011922-5
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Original Japanese woodblock print.

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.

More Information
Print Format Diptych
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.