KF004 (Click on image to enlarge)
Chobunsai Eishi
[1756-1829]

Another signature Eishi composition, Komachi, from the same series as Image 3, The Six Poetic Immortals. In this instance we are now inside with a view out towards a traditional Japanese garden. Observe the pre-Western perspective construction of the interior architecture so characteristic of the 18th Century prints. While not the primary subject of the picture, a Prunus Mume [Flowering Apricot] occupies space on a table outside contained by a soft ornamented oval,very likely, porcelain pot.
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