Tsukioka YOSHITOSHI (1839-1892)

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The boy warrior Sakai Kuzo hurling a te-yari spear from a set Kaidai hyaku, “Yoshitoshi’s Selection of One Hundred Warriors.” Sixty-five prints published by Ohashiya Yashichi between 1868 and 1869, this being 1868. The text in the square cartouches in this set refer to prominent warriors in the internecine wars of the 16th century but in fact the subjects are Shogitai soldiers. (Those that held out against the imperial forces and were massacred at Ueno, 4/7/1868.) A wonderful design from this excellent set.

Fine impression, colour and condition. Signed Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi htsu.

Status: Sold

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