Yoshitoshi: Itsukushima moon
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
An elegant Heian period courtesan from the port of Muro boating at full moon under the Torii pillars of the famous Itsukushima (Miyajima) shrine. She carries her umbrella and a small hand drum with her.
Title: Itsukushima no tsuki – Muro no yûjo (Itsukushima moon – a Muro courtesan)
Series: Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)
Block cutter: Enkatsu
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Date: Meiji 19 (1886)
Size: Vertical Oban, 32,8 x 22,3 cm (image size)
Very good impression and colour, with gaufrage (blind printing). Retains old album backing. Excellent condition.
Cf.: Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s one hundred aspects of the moon, No. 21 (Ill.). Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, No. 54.20