New Website is coming this September. During this transition a Ronin Gallery representative will contact you to complete all orders placed online.           
Thank you for your understanding as we experience some growing pains. LEARN MORE HERE
#JP1335
Eisen (1790-1848)

A Tender Embrace with Married Woman

Roll On image to Zoom in
#JP1335
Eisen (1790-1848)
A Tender Embrace with Married Woman
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Date:
c. 1830
Size:
9.75" x 13.5"
Signature:
Most shunga were unsigned, therefore the artist is attributed.
Condition:
Very good color, impression and state, light vertical fold, light surface soiling, embellished with metallic pigments.
$3,200.00

Authenticity Guaranteed

Learn more

Worldwide Shipping

Learn more

Questions about this piece? 212.688.0188

Details

Provenance:
Museum of Erotic Sex, SF

About the art

Shunga were usually part of albums and light center folds are the norm. It is also common to have light soiling around the edges due to use.

About the artist

Born to the well-known calligrapher Shigeharu, Eisen worked as a painter, printmaker and illustrator in Edo. 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 bear a quiet sensuality.

"We use cookies to gather web statistics, remember your settings and target ads. Read more about how we use cookies in our Cookie Policy or close tab now."