Size: height 39.5cm, width 25cm
Object literature: Hosodai Eishi (1756-1815) was an ukiyo-e painter regarded for his depictions of tall, thin, graceful beauties. He studied under Kano Michinobu and later under Bunryusai. His style shows influence from Utamaro Kitagawa and Torii Kiyonaga but bears distinctive elements as well. Eishi's women are tall and slender. Later in his life he quit print designs, and turned his attention more fully to painting.
Object history: Former property of Navy Commander Henry W. Jennings R.N. This lot was acquired while stationed in Sasebo Japan between 1946-48. Jennings retired in the 1960s and thence by descent.