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Mitsuke in Totomi Province: The Historical Site of the Tenryu River by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Item Number: 838445

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 838445
 
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Mitsuke in Totomi Province: The Historical Site of the Tenryu River by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Mitsuke in Totomi Province: The Historical Site of the Tenryu River
Series; Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, 1872

Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations - Terrific design from a Tokaido Road series pairing images with verses in calligraphy for the different stations. Different artists contributed designs, including Yoshitora and Kunisada II. The large pictures include landscapes, figures from history and legend, and scenes from kabuki plays and folktales. Several prints feature comic illustrations, including the adventures and mishaps of Kita and Yaji, the bumbling travelers from the popular novel "Shank's Mare." Others include travelers in Western attire or distinctly modern Meiji subjects. These imaginative prints are beautifully detailed with attractive color and fine line work, and offer an interesting Meiji era take on the classic Tokaido subject. A great choice for collectors interested in life along the Tokaido Road.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Wormhole, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and spots. Please see photos for details.


Mitsuke in Totomi Province: The Historical Site of the Tenryu River by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Mitsuke in Totomi Province: The Historical Site of the Tenryu River by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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