Eizan (1787 - 1867 )

A native of Edo, Eizan Kikukawa was born as Toshinobu Omiya in 1787. He began his artistic career studying with his father Eiji Kikukawa, a Kano painter and fan maker, before pursuing printmaking under Hokkei, a pupil of Hokusai. From the start of the 19th century to his retirement, Eizan was leading artist of bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) and shunga (erotic prints). He is considered the founder of the Kikukawa style. After 1830, he worked almost exclusively as a painter until his death in 1867.

 

Eizan admired and followed in the footsteps of Utamaro, despite the fact that he never trained with him. Working primarily in the genre of bijin-ga, Eizan captures beautiful women with sensibility and lyricism, imbuing them with an elegance and graceful classicality. Though the increased demand for ukiyo-e during the early 19th century caused some artists to rush their designs, Eizan Kikukawa resisted this pressure, maintaining impeccable design skills throughout his career.

Japanese Woodblock Prints (1800 - 1868)

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Evening Snow: The Courtesan Yugiri

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Evening Snow: The Courtesan Yugiri

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Carp

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Carp

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Goshawk on Pine Tree

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Goshawk on Pine Tree

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Beauty in Pink

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Beauty in Pink

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Beautiful Woman Holding an Oil Lamp Wick

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Beautiful Woman Holding an Oil Lamp Wick

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Standing Young Girl

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Standing Young Girl

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Beauty with a Doll

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Beauty with a Doll

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Oiran Reading a Letter

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Oiran Reading a Letter

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First Time: Young Girl and Her Music Teacher

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First Time: Young Girl and Her Music Teacher

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A Happy Occasion

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A Happy Occasion

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Stop Talking and Make Love!

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Stop Talking and Make Love!

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Summetime Fun

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Summetime Fun

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Beautiful Woman and Chrysanthemums

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Beautiful Woman and Chrysanthemums

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Hold Me Down

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Hold Me Down

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