Tomioka Eisen: The Severed Head - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Tomioka Eisen

Title: The Severed Head

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Description: Sunday, 5 February 2006 Kuchi-e: The Severed Head Artist: Tomioka Eisen Format: Aiban yoko-e: 9" x 13" approx Subject: A bizarre design with an ancient bearded European man showing a severed head to a formally dressed European man. Tomioka Eisen was born in Nagano prefecture under the name of Hidetaro. He went to Tokyo to study drafting and was employed by the army as a civilian. Later he resigned from the army and became a full time illustrator. Most of his works were illustrations for newspapers, journals and kuchi-e. Date: c.1900 Condition: Fine. Never folded. Colour: Fine Impression: Fine Estimated Value: 」150 - 」250

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