EISEN (1790-1848). Shūgyoku hyakunin isshu. (Sold)
Artist: Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)
Title: Shūgyoku hyakunin isshu ogura shiori. One volume, complete.
Description: A thick book of about 170 pages devoted to female etiquette and various topics like the Rokkasen, Sanjū rokkasen, Ōmi hakkei, playing koto, samisen ad go followed by fifty numbered sheets with the complete set of Hyakunin isshu showing the sitting figures of one hundred poets and their poems. The final part offers the educational text of Onna imagawa calligraphed in large letters to be copied and learned by heart.
Date: Colophon inside back cover dated Tempo 7 (1836).
Publisher: Suharaya Mohei and other five publishers.
Size: 25,4x18,7 cm.
Medium: Black and white woodblock printing with one frontispiece and three double page illustrations in color.
Literature: Helena Honcoopová. Japanese illustrated books and manuscripts from the National Gallery in Prague : a descriptive catalogue. Prague 1998, p. 138, no. 524. Chiba City Museum of Art. Keisai Eisen: Ukiyoeshi. Chiba 2012, no. 347.
Conditions: Very good impression, one light stain on frontispiece, the first color plate and on back cover, otherwise in good conditions.
Item no: MV 2