Mizuno TOSHIKATA (1866–1908)




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A fine original drawing for the first sheet of a published triptych by Yoshitoshi for the set Dai Nippon shiryaku showing the naval battle of Dannoura in the reign of Antoku, the 80th Emperor. Published 20/4/1880. The British Museum has a complete preparatory sketch for this triptych. The drawing is signed “Copied by Toshikata” and is dated Meiji kano-e tatsu, 1880. Why Toshikata drew it is a puzzle: Possibly an exercise in preparation to making final drafts for the woodblock. Oban size. Sold as is with some creases. Provenance: From the atelier of Toshikata.



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Mizuno TOSHIKATA (1866–1908)




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A fine original drawing for the first sheet of an unpublished ( ?) triptych by Yoshitoshi showing the king of the Tengu, Dai Sojobo, teaching martial arts to the young Yoshitsune. Drawn c 1880. The British Museum has a complete preparatory sketch for this triptych. The drawing is signed “Copied by Toshikata.” It has more detail than the BM example but why Toshikata drew it is a puzzle: Possibly an exercise in preparation to making final drafts for the woodblock. Oban size. Sold as is with some creases. Provenance: From the atelier of Toshikata.



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Mizuno TOSHIKATA (1866-1908)




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A collection of approx. 36 drawings by and from the collection of Mizuno Toshikata. (Four pages shown. ) Bound with paper string on thin paper, sumi and red ink. Cover with Toshikata seal. Various historical, domestic and social subjects. An interesting study group by Yoshitoshi’s best pupil ( who later studied with Watanabe Shotei ). Album size: 10 x 13.5 in; 25.5 x 34.25 cms. The drawings in various sizes but no larger than the album. Generally good condition.


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