Hardly any woodblock artist of the late Edo period was as familiar with all the themes of Ukyo-e as Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). A disciple of the woodblock artist Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1867), he began his career around 1824 by illustrating books and depicting "beautiful women". When representations of landscapes became fashionable in the 1830s Eisen discovered a new genre for himself. Next to the woodblock prints by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1848) and Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), Eisen's renderings of landscapes are among the best-known. "Crossing the Bridge" is the second exhibition on the theme of Japanese woodblock prints in the MAK Works on Paper Room.