Egawa Tarozaemon Playing the Koto by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: Egawa Tarozaemon Playing the Koto from the series Personalities of Recent Times.
1st Publication: 10/16/1887
Size: 9 1/2" x 14" (24.2 x 35.6 cm)
Date of this edition: 10/16/1887
Publisher: Yamato Shimbunsha
Condition: Backed on a thin edo era paper. Imperceptible horizontal centerfold now flattened. Mild soiling, partially trimmed on the left margin affecting the seals. Excellent colors and impression, good to very good overall.
Notes: The series features illustrations of a wide variety of personalities from contemporary, and historical times. The portraits are considered exceptional in execution. These prints date from late in Yoshitoshi's career, at this time, Yoshitoshi was well established as a great artist, and his work was in high demand. Rare 1st Edition of this print.
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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