Eisen: Evening bell at Ueno
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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

Censor: Watari

Date: 1843-47

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