Yoshitoshi: The Moon of the Southern SeaYoshitoshi: The Moon of the Southern Sea
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

Bodhisattva Kannon (Kannon Bosatsu, Guanyin), the buddhist goddess of mercy, calmly sitting on a rock over the raging sea.

Title: Nankai no tsuki (The Moon of the Southern Sea)

Series: Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)

Signature: Yoshitoshi

Seal: Taiso

Engraver: Enkatsu

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Date: Meiji 21 (1888)

Size: Vertical Oban, 32,9 x 22,5 cm (image size)

Very good impression and colour, with gaufrage (blind printing). Retains old album backing (in upper margin partly removed). Excellent condition.

Cf.: Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s one hundred aspects of the moon, No. 68 (Ill.). Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, No. 54.68