A geisha seated on a veranda

Keisai Eisen
1790 - 1848
A geisha seated on a veranda
1820 c.
Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Shikishiban surimono, 213 x 188 mm

Signed: Keisai

Provenance: Collection Basil Stewart’s until 1914. Rare.

Very good impression, printed on thicker paper (H┼Źsogami) which created special printing effects blind printing and embellished with a liberal use of metallic tints mainly silver. Some fading, very slightly trimmed to the left and at the bottom.

Surimono portraying a night scene with a geisha seated on a veranda and holding a sake cup.