Eisen (1790 - 1848 )

Born to the well-known calligrapher Shigeharu, Eisen worked as a painter, printmaker and illustrator in Edo during the 19th century. As a young man, he studied Kano painting with Hakkeisai before pursuing illustration and printmaking under Eizan. It is said that Eisen was a brothel owner and held the reputation of a debaucher and a man of questionable personal conduct. Though he completed masterful nature studies and landscapes, he is best known for his beautiful women. In addition to his artistic oeuvre, Eisen authored Zoku Ukiyo-e Ruiko, an edited account of the history of ukiyo-e.


As ukiyo-e achieved an unprecedented popularity in the 1800s, bijin (beautiful women) were the stars of this period. Eisen’s beauties present a particular type of femininity: willful, self-assertive, voluptuous and vivacious. Balancing bold compositions with intricate kimono designs, Eisen’s bijin-ga offer a quiet sensuality.

Japanese Woodblock Prints (1800 - 1868)

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Hakkencho: By the Mirror

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Hakkencho: By the Mirror

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Nissaka: The Courtesan Mitsusode of the Owariya

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Nissaka: The Courtesan Mitsusode of the Owariya

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Kanbara: Kaoyo of the Tamaya

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Kanbara: Kaoyo of the Tamaya

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Yoshida: The Courtesan Takanoo from the Sugata-Ebiya

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Yoshida: The Courtesan Takanoo from the Sugata-Ebiya

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The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya

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The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya

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Bamboo

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Bamboo

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Sakanoshita: The Courtesan Katsuragi from the House of Sanomatsu

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Sakanoshita: The Courtesan Katsuragi from the House of Sanomatsu

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The Koya Jewel River

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The Koya Jewel River

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View of Goten-Yama

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View of Goten-Yama

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Night Stroll by Plum Blossoms

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Night Stroll by Plum Blossoms

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Evening Glow at Naka-no-cho: Yoyoyama of the House of Matsubaya

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Evening Glow at Naka-no-cho: Yoyoyama of the House of Matsubaya

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Pine

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Pine

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Woman with Cat

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Woman with Cat

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Standing Beauty

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Standing Beauty

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Beauty and Child

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Beauty and Child

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Beauty with Bat Obi and Duck Kimono

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Beauty with Bat Obi and Duck Kimono

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Beauty in Iris Kimono

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Beauty in Iris Kimono

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Tea House Waitress

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Tea House Waitress

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Beautiful Woman with a Kettle

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Beautiful Woman with a Kettle

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Young Woman Standing in a Doorway

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Young Woman Standing in a Doorway

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Beauty Holding Umbrella in Snow

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Beauty Holding Umbrella in Snow

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Woman with Umbrella

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Woman with Umbrella

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Fine Textiles

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Fine Textiles

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Courtesan and Her Lover

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Courtesan and Her Lover

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