Shibaimachi no gyogetsu: Dawn moon in the theatre district

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Published 1886
Dimensions Ôban tate-e [~15.6 x 10.7 inches]
Notes Series: Tsuki hyaku sugata: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Signature: Yoshitoshi Taiso
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Reference: Stevenson, John. Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Redmond, WA: San Francisco, Graphic Society, 1992, plate 39.

Plate 39 from Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the moon, here depicting a lady-in-waiting in a samurai household hurrying to attend an early kabuki performance.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839 - June 9, 1892) He is widely recognized as the last great master of Ukiyo-e, a type of Japanese woodblock printing. In in 1850 when he was 11 years old, Yoshitoshi was apprenticed to Kuniyoshi, one of great masters of the Japanese woodblock print. Kuniyoshi gave his apprentice a new name (he was originally named Owariya Yonejiro). Although he was not seen as Kuniyoshi's successor in his lifetime, he is now recognised as the chief pupil of Kuniyoshi.

Condition: Small pinhole to sky area left of figure.
Framing mounted
Price £1,500.00
Stock ID 51230