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Courtiers and Urchins, frontispiece for the album Brocade Prints of the Thirty-six Poetesses

Courtiers and Urchins, frontispiece for the album Brocade Prints of the Thirty-six Poetesses

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In 1801 Hokusai provided a frontispiece to an album by the ukiyo-e master Chōbunsai Eishi (1756–1829), who elegantly portrayed thirty-six female poets. The frontispiece reveals the lyricism typical of Hokusai's Sōri period, early in his career. The signature reads Gakyōjin Hokusai zu ("painted by the madman of painting, Hokusai").
Chōbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)
Edo period (1615–1868)
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1801
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