Chôbunsai Eishi (1756-1829)
'Kiyomori's Daughter Painting a Self-Portrait to Send to her Mother'
Nishiki-e (brocade print)
Signature: Eishi zu
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
Censorship seal: Kiwame
Museum no. E.11-1897
Eishi was a follower of Kitagawa Utamaro. He was an artist of elevated samurai rank who abandoned his career as an official painter to enter the fascinating world of ukiyo-e. Eishi formed a sub-school of his own, which produced disciples such as Eishô and Gokyô.
This print can be found in Japanese Print Room Box JP1.