Toshikage - Tsukioka YoshitoshiToshikage - Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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Kanaki Toshikage (worked about 1890)

Memorial portrait of Tsukioka (Taiso) Yoshitoshi, and a poem by Yoshitoshi:
„Yo o tsumete terimasarishi wa natsu no tsuki“ (Making the night seem brief, he outshone them all: the summer moon)
Transcription and translation after Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence

Title: Taiso Yoshitoshi zu (Portrait of Taiso Yoshitoshi)

Signature: Toshikage …sha

Seal: Toshikage

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Date: Meiji 15 (1892)

Size: Oban, 35,4 x 24 cm

Very good impression and colours, with glossy overprint. Originally mounted (as usual). A few weak and tiny spots, a small paper fault, otherwise very good condition. Rare item.

Fig. in Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, p 8, fig.1. Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s one hundred aspects of the moon, p 10.