ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BY TAISO YOSHITOSHI. WU ZIZU HUAI RIVER MOON. TAISO YOSHITOSHI: 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON. ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION SCENES FROM YOSHITOSHIS FAMOUS SERIES 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON PUBLISHED BY AKIYAMA BUEMON OVER THE PERIOD 1885 to 1892. A VERY RARE 130 YEAR OLD WOODBLOCK PRINT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Yoshitoshi Red Seal in bottom right of scene. SIZE: 35.6cm x 24cm (14.2 inches x 9.4 inches) DATE: June 1887 OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 48 in the Series of 100 with The Artists Signature and Red Seal in Lower Right of the Scene and Full Authentication Date and Publishers Seals in Left Margin. TAISO YOSHITOSHI lived from 1839 until 1892 and is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Meiji era. He was a student of Kuniyoshi along with Yoshiiku and, even though he was considered the greater talent, when Kuniyoshi died, he was named the heir apparent to the school. Along with Yoshiiku there were hard times until the release of his most famous and most sought after series the 100 Aspects of the Moon was released and this series about beautiful women and ghosts is still thought to be one of the truly great woodblock print series ever created. Unfortunately his great creative ability and talent had a dark side as he suffered for depression and mental illness and he died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of only 53. The item “ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT TAISO YOSHITOSHI FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON” is in sale since Thursday, October 5, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Other Asian”. The seller is “djoshitoshi” and is located in NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Originating Region: Japan
- Material: Hand Made Washi
- Colour: Multi-Coloured
- Era: 1866