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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. Graceful and elegant in their opulent garments, a courtesan and two young attendants stroll beneath spring cherry blossoms. The painter Eishi studed with an artist of the Kano school, whose leading members served as official painters to the shogun. As a young painter, Eishi served as an artist in attendance to the shogun. His professional training is apparent in the finesse and coloring of this charming work.
- Published References
- Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 78, pp. 210-213.
- Ann McClellan. The Cherry Blossom Festival. Boston. p. 17.
- Klaus Joachim Brandt. Hosoda Eishi (1756-1829): Der japanische Maler und Holzschnittmeister und seine Schuler. Stuttgart. cat. 463.
- 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.
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- Japanese Art
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