Hirezaki Eiho: Stepmother - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Hirezaki Eiho

Title: Stepmother

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011 Title Stepmother sashi-e Artist Eiho Hirezaki 1881-1968 Signature Eiho. Seal Artist's seal. Dated Ca. 1900. Publisher Bungei Kurabu. Medium/Technique Woodblock print. Impression Very good. Colors Very good. Condition Excellent - Very good … Slight toning, margins trimmed. Description A book illustration (sashi-e) for the story, "Stepmother, Stepson" by Yanagawa which was published by Bungei Kurabu, a popular literary magazine in Meiji era. The story was a tear-jerking soap opera about the child custody battle between two mothers. The unfriendly description of the natural mother as a Westernized, rich, ego-maniac. The stepmother was depicted as a traditional, passive, helpless woman whom everone should sympathize with. Width Item 4.1 inches = 10.5 cm Height Item 6.7 inches = 17.0 cm

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