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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View at Mt. Atago, Toto

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View at Mt. Atago, Toto

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Courtesan and Her Lover

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Courtesan and Her Lover

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Lucky Day on New Year

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Lucky Day on New Year

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Writing a Love Poem

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Writing a Love Poem

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Woman with Cat

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Woman with Cat

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Fukagawa-Shinchi

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Fukagawa-Shinchi

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The Mischievous Cat

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The Mischievous Cat

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Two Naked Lovers Enjoying Each Other

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Two Naked Lovers Enjoying Each Other

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Rooster on Barrel of Sake

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Rooster on Barrel of Sake

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Tiger and Full Moon

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Tiger and Full Moon

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Visit to Shrine

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Visit to Shrine

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A Moment of Pleasure between a Courtesan and a Kabuki Actor

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A Moment of Pleasure between a Courtesan and a Kabuki Actor

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Falling Cherry Blossoms in Spring Rain

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Falling Cherry Blossoms in Spring Rain

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Love on a Rainy Spring Day: Musashino

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Love on a Rainy Spring Day: Musashino

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