Masterworks by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Asia Week 2022

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was the last of the great 19th century ukiyo-e artists, known for his early works of explicit gore as well as for his mature works of transcendence and pathos. A consummate draftsman, he developed a unique style of representation and narrative expression after first closely adhering to the manner of his teacher, Utagawa Kuniyoshi. A master at portraying complex narratives, he could illustrate a scene at both the moment of poignant reflection as well as at the explosive moment of dramatic intensity. We are pleased to offer a number of his most famous triptychs, including the Flute Player Triptych (Fujiwara Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight), widely considered his masterpiece. Egenolf Gallery Japanese prints have been specialists in the art of Yoshitoshi since Herbert Egenolf featured the artist in an exhibition and catalog in Duesseldorf in 1977.

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