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Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905 - Housecleaning - Susuharai

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Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905 - Housecleaning - Susuharai
Housecleaning - Susuharai
by Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905

Eisen Tomioka, 1864-1905      Kuchi-e

Eisen Tomioka was born in Nagano prefecture under the name of Hidetaro. He went to Tokyo to study drafting and was employed by the army as a civilian. Later he resigned from the army and became a full time illustrator. Most of his works were illustrations for newspapers, journals and books - called kuchi-e.
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Title Housecleaning - Susuharai
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Description Kuchi-e frontispiece illustration for the novel, "Susuharai" (Housecleaning) in Bungei Kurabu vol. 8, no. 16.
Kuchi-e (frontispiece illustration) was made for the popular literary magazines largely aimed at the female readers in Meiji-Taisho era. They were published by newly established publishers such as Bungei Kurabu, Shunyodo and Suzando.
These publishing companies; among which Chuo-koronsha, Kodansha, Shinchosha still exist; published not only literary subjects but also many different everyday subjects such as cooking, sewing and hobbies as monthly publications.
Signature "Mosai".
Seal "Eisen".
Dated 1902.
Publisher Bungei Kurabu.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Very good.
Colors Excellent - very good.
Condition Good ... Two vertical folds usual for kuchi-e. Nominal foxing and soils. A vertical center fold.
Width Item 11.8 inches = 30.0 cm
Height Item 8.7 inches = 22.0 cm
Literature Merritt, Helen; Nanako Yamada, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture", Honolulu; University of Hawaii Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8248-2073-8, -
Related Article Kuchi-e
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