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Shinobugaoka Moon by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Item Number: 884596

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 884596
Price: $580.97

Shinobugaoka Moon by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shinobugaoka Moon
100 Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi)

One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - Considered his masterwork, Yoshitoshi's series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon features one hundred oban size woodblocks, published between 1885 and 1892. These quiet and reflective prints, beautifully composed and drawn, feature subjects from traditional Japanese and Chinese history and legend, rendered with great sensitivity and emotion. The moon appears in all but a few prints, providing a unifying motif for the series.

Yoshitoshi's innovative designs for the Moon series are often elegantly spare, with simple backgrounds that focus attention on the human figure. He combines the western influences of realism and perspective with qualities from traditional Japanese and Chinese painting, such as the emphasis on calligraphic brushstroke. The figures are carefully drawn with beautiful linework, conveying a real sense of individual character, gesture, and emotion. Special printing techniques such as embossing and burnishing add a sumptuous touch where appropriate, but simple subjects are conveyed in a likewise manner, no less carefully observed.

Prints from the series were released singly or in groups every few months, with the final image completed shortly before Yoshitoshi's death. The series proved tremendously popular, with patrons lining up to purchase the new releases as soon as they became available. Today, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon remains Yoshitoshi's most well-known work, characterized by his artistry, compassion, and sensitivity in portraying the human experience.

Shinobugaoka Moon - A scene at Shinobugaoka in Tokyo during the cherry blossom season. During this season it is customary to picnic and partake in festivals around Japan. A young samurai stands as the main subject in this scene, a kimono blowing at his side in the wind. The kimono is drawn with a seaside subject and reveals a picnic box below. A very nice print with a typical Japanese subject, would be a nice addition to a collection.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 13" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Minor toning at edges. Nice margins as shown. Please see photos for details.

Shinobugaoka Moon by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Shinobugaoka Moon by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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