100 Aspects of the Moon # 18 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 18 An iron cauldron in the moonlit night
1st Publication: February 1886
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: February 1886, 1st Edition
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Little remnants from prior mounting, else very fine Excellent colors, impression, and overall condition.
More about this print: Two scoundrels, Kofuna no Gengo and Koshi Hanzo, try to break and steal a huge iron kettle at full moon. Not very bright. The design reminds us of some of the Hokusai manga. It is in fact in the style known as Toba-e, named after the famous scrolls with caricatures of animals and people in the Kozan temple near Kyoto, attributed to abbot Toba (1053-1140), a Heian nobleman born as Kakuyu.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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