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Oriental Art Gallery
Paintings of this type were often made in sets, showing beautiful women in the four seasons of the year. In this painting, a geisha, or professional entertainer, walks with her attendant who carries the case containing her musical instrument, a three-stringed shamisen. A circular fan and the graceful willows denote the summer season.
Born to a family of governmental officials, Eishi specialized in paintings and prints of women, having studied painting with a master of the professional Kano school. His training is apparent in the precision and fine detail with which he renders textile patterns and facial features.
- Published References
- Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 79, pp. 214-215.
- Klaus Joachim Brandt. Hosoda Eishi (1756-1829): Der japanische Maler und Holzschnittmeister und seine Schuler. Stuttgart. cat. 464.
- Elisabeth West FitzHugh. A Pigment Census of Ukiyo-e Paintings in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor, 1979. pp. 27-38.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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