Artist: Keisai Eisen (渓斎英泉)

Print: Ōiso Station (Ōiso eki - 大磯駅) -
Number 9 (九) of 53 Stations of the Tokaido (東海道五十三次)

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Dates: created,1842
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Keisai Eisen ga (渓斉英泉画)
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō (Marks 556 - 03-004)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Tokyo National Museum; Chiba City Museum of Art; Keio University Library; Google maps - Ōiso station; Ritsumeikan University - in black and white ; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - ca. 1833-34 Hiroshige Ōiso print;

Physical description:

In Masterworks of Ukiyo-e:"The Decadants" by Jūzō Suzuki and Isaburō Oka it says on page 88: "This series of scenes at stations on the Tokaidō Highway, each with a woman in the foreground and a landscape behind her, is one of the better works of Eisen's last years. The woman shown washing her neck in this print is a type already familiar from earlier ukiyo-e, but Eisen achieves his own special effect of actuality and sensual appeal."

One source says that the first edition of this print is the one with the poem printed on it.


Also illustrated in:

1. A small black and white illustration of this print, fig. 57, page 36, in Il Mondo di Eizan, 1992.

2. In color in Impressions of Ukiyo-e by Dora Amsden and Woldemar von Seidlitz, 2007, p 129.

3. In color in うきよ絵名品展: 東京国立博物館所蔵東京国立博物館所蔵: 松方コレクション (Ukiyoe from the Matsukawa Collection), 1991, #147, p. 164.

4. In color in 浮世絵師溪斎英泉, 千葉市美術館 (Keisai Eisen: Artist of the Floating World, Chiba City Museum, 2012, #327, p. 251.