Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Title: Looking Undecided – appearance of a proprieties of the Kaei era
Size: Oban 9.25″ x 14.12″
Series: Fusoku Sanjuniso – Thirty-two Aspects of Daily Life (Customes and Manners)
Condition: Very fine First Edition as indicated by the tricolor cartouche. Strong woodgrain.
Description: # 18 in the series depicts a proprietor of a restaurant or teahouse having difficulty choosing among the different varieties of fukujiso (good fortune flowers)
Price: $3000 for Original w/unframed giclee, $150 giclee unframed
Description: Yoshitoshi – The undisputed master of Meiji (1868-1912) period art. Yoshitoshi’s woodcuts are now ranked beside those of Hiroshige, Hokusai and his former master, Kuniyoshi. Yoshitoshi became a star pupil of Kuniyoshi at the young age of eleven and, in 1853, designed his first published woodcut print at age fourteen. Until 1860, Yoshitoshi’s art was influenced by the dominant Utagawa style, but after that date he broke out into a striking form of artistic expression that was all his own. Daring color combinations combined with dramatic and expressive postures began to lead the way, quickly influencing an entire era of Japanese art. This is all the more remarkable when one considers that through most of his life Yoshitoshi was continually afflicted with serious eye disorders and mental breakdowns. At the time of his death, Yoshitoshi’s fame was so widespread that he had over eighty recorded pupils.
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