Yoshitoshi: Uesugi Kenshin
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

The powerful daimyô and army commander Uesugi Kenshin (1530-1578) sits in a military camp during a war campaign against Takeda Shingen. Under a full autumn moon, he composes a Chinese-style poem while watching a flock of wild geese. A former monk, he wears the headgear of a Buddhist priest with his armour.

Title: 霜満軍営秋気清 数行過雁月三更 - 謙信 - Shimo ha gunei ni michite shûki kiyoshi sûkô no kagan tsuki sankô - Kenshin (Frost fills the camp and the autumn air is still, lines of returning geese cross the moon of the third hour - Kenshin)

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

Signature: Yoshitoshi

Seal: Taiso

Engraver: Enkatsu

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 23 (1890)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 32.9 x 22.6 cm (image)

Excellent impression and colours, with lustre and relief printing. Unbacked, with full margins. A faint fold line in top left margin and a crease in bottom right corner, verso in top margin two small paper remnants from previous attachment. Overall very good condition.
Ill. in Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's one hundred aspects of the moon, Redmond 1992, no. 82. Tjardes, One Hundred Aspects of The Moon, Santa Fe, 2003, no. 64; Verberk, Yoshitoshi - Hundert Ansichten des Mondes, Cologne 2021, no. 80. Cf. also British Museum, 1906,1220,0.1408.

€ 1.650,-