Artist: Keisai Eisen
Title: “100 Poems by 100 Poets” / Squares nr 1-5
Version: There are 5 versions with poets in squares, see photos. Choose Quantity to put in the cart, and then contact us about wich numbers/wich woodcuts you've chosen; firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: This is original woodcut illustrations by Eisen for an illustrated book of Ogura hyakunin isshu, “One hundred poets, one hundred poems”. The Ogura hyakunin isshu is a collection of one hundred poems (waka) each by a different poet. Each of the poets is depicted by a woodblock print. Seventy-nine male poets, and twenty-one female poets. The poems are composed for the most part over a period of some three hundred years, from the early tenth to the early thirteenth century, and is organized chronologically from Emperor Tenji (626-671) to Emperor Juntoku (1197-1242).
The poems are assumed to have been selected by Fujiwara no Teika (or Sadaie, 1162-1241), the outstanding waka poet and critic of his day.
Many of selected poems were ornamental in nature, because they were meant to be used as decoration. Teika being requested by his son Tameie to choose one hundred poems that, when transcribed onto rectangular strips of paper known as shikishi, could be used to decorate the door panels in the villa owned by Tameie's father-in-law Utsunomiya Yoritsuna near Mount Ogura on the outskirts of Kyoto.
Size: motif: ca 13 X 19 cm, paper: ca 14 x 20 cm
Condition: Over all good, but as the woodcut prints are antique there are some wear due to age and may include soiling, a few creases, and wormholes. Please see photos for details.
This is a large collection, from this serie for sale, and it can be very beautiful if two or more to hang together. See photos. We have grouped them into three groups: sitting, standing and squares. You can choose and mix woodcuts from all the groups, and If You buy more then one woodcut, combined shipping is possible. Just contact us and we will arrange a refund for combined shipping.
Price: 450 SEK/print
The price includes a black passe-partout. (acid-free paper)
For one woodcut; one single passe-partout,
For two woodcuts; one singel passe-partout with a dubble cut-outs for the prints. Please see photos.
If you don't want to buy the woodcuts with a passe-partout,
please notify us and we will refund for that cost.
100 Poems by 100 Poets; link
Ogura Hyakunin Isshu
Here you can read all the poems
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Original woodcut prints by Eisen “100 Poems by 100 Poets” / Squares nr 1-5
Original woodcut prints by Eisen
“100 Poems by 100 Poets”, Squares nr 1-5