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Artist: Chōkōsai Eishō (鳥高斎栄昌)

Alternate names:
Chōkōsai (go - 鳥高斎)
Shōeidō (go - 昌栄堂)
Hosada Eishō (family name - 細田栄之)

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Biography:

Chōkōsai Eishō (Hosoda Eishō) was active from ca. 1780-1800 as an ukiyo-e painter and print designer. Details of his life are unknown except that, along with Hosoda Eiri, he was a pupil of Hosoda Eishi. This artist produced only a few known paintings, but many prints specializing in okubi-e and bijinga. His designs are thought to be less idyllic and more robust and lifelike than Eishi's.

From: Laurance Roberts A Dictionary of Japanese Artists.

According to The Hotei Dictionary of Japanese Woodblock Prints, he was an Edo print designer, book illustrator, and painter. An important and prolific pupil of Eishi, producing numerous bijinga series and several kibyoshi. His work also shows the influence of Utamaro, particularly in his bust portraits (okubi-e); like Eiri and Eisui known for bust portraits of famous courtesans.

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Evan S. Connell in one of his novels wrote: "Next, your Eisho. Chokosai Eisho. Usually considered the most talented of the great Eishi's pupils."