Artist: Tomioka Eisen
Title: Beauty and puppies
Details & Prices: Tomioka Eisen: Beauty and puppies - Artelino
A kuchi-e (book illustration) for a novel published on a Bungei-Kurabu, vol.10, no.4, a very popular literary magazine. A morning after a big snow. The girl looking at the puppies is depicted in a circle which signals there is a distance in the two locations. This composition is called, "double contraction" and is often used in ukiyo-e. The picture was listed in the interesting article about kuchi-e published in "Daruma Magazine" Issue no. 32.