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Mirror of the Famous Generals of Japan - Dai Nippon Meisho Kagami - Sadehiko and Sayohime

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (Taiso) 1839-1892

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (Taiso) 1839-1892


Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (Taiso) 1839-1892
Yoshitoshi is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Meiji era. He started his career as a pupil of Kuniyoshi. Yoshitoshi produced a number of famous print series during his lifetime - the most famous ones being the '100 Aspects of the Moon', series about beautiful women and his ghost series. Until his early fourties, the artist's life was a struggle for financial survival. Only in his late years he found public recognition and commercial success. Yoshitoshi suffered from depression and mental illness and died at the age of 53 from a cerebral hermorrhage.

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Mirror of the Famous Generals of Japan - Dai Nippon Meisho Kagami - Sadehiko and Sayohime

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (Taiso) 1839-1892

"Dai-nippon Meisho Kagami" (The Mirror of the Famous Generals of Japan) Otomo-no-Sadehiko was about to depart for the Korean expedition. His wife, princess Sayo-hime was very saddened by his departure. The legend said that she climbed up a cliff to watch the fleet departure so long that she turned into a stone.

Oju Yoshitoshi.



Funazu Chujiro.

Woodblock print.


Excellent - very good.

Very good ... Slightly soiled. Slight foxing. Red transfer ink stains mostly on the outer area and on the margins. Margins are partially trimmed.

Oban tate-e.

9.1 inches = 23.0 cm

13.8 inches = 35.0 cm

van den Ing, Eric; Robert Schaap, "Beauty & Violence: Japanese Prints by Yoshitoshi 1839-1892", Bergeyk: Society for Japanese Arts, 1992, ISBN 90-70216-04-3, - pg. 116 - 119 this series described

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka 1839-1892.
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