Details: This poster is of Representation of Ono-no-Komachi, by Kikukawa Eizan. It shows a woman playing the koto, the Japanese stringed instrument.
Kikukawa Eizan (1787-1867) was a designer of ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints. He first studied with hif father, Eiji, a minor painter of the Kan? school. He then studied with Suzuki Nanrei (1775-1844), an artist of the Shij? school. He is believed to have also studied with the ukiyo-e artist Totoya Hokkei (1790-1850). He produced numerous woodblock prints of beautiful women in the 1830s, but then abandoned printmaking in favor of painting.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.