Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)
A view of Toeizan temple in Ueno in spring, populated by numerous admirers of the famous cherry blossom.
Title: Ueno no banshô (Evening bell at Ueno)
Series: Edo hakkei (Eight Views of Edo)
Signature: Keisai Eisen ga
Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô), Edo
Size: Horizontal Oban, 21,2 x 34,6 cm (image size)
Excellent impression and colours. Wide margins, unbacked. A tiny wormhole in bottom margin, minimal paper defects in top margin. Overall excellent condition.
One of the rare landscape views by the artist. From a small series of eight famous views of Edo, analogous to the well-known eight views of Lake Biwa (Ômi hakkei)
Ill.: Catalogue Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen: Artist of the Floating World, 2012, p. 118, No. 125; cf. also MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll., No. 11.25662; National Diet Library (NDL), ID info:ndljp/pid/1307528; Edo Tokyo Digital Museum No. 91210102