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EISHI (1756 - 1829), Painter, print artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
EISHI (1756 - 1829), Painter, print artist

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1756, in Edo (now Tokyo); died 1829, in 1815 according to some sources.

Painter, print artist.

Eishi was a samurai descended from a military family, and a member of the personal entourage of the shogun. He gave up all his official duties to devote himself to his art. He was probably a disciple of Utamaro (1753-1806), his contemporary. A prolific

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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