Yoshitoshi: Nakaura Kokichi Takayoshi with a Severed Head

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Nakaura Kokichi Takayoshi with a Severed Head
Series: Azuma no nishiki ukiyo kôdan (Tales of the Floating World on Eastern Brocade)
Date: 1867

Nakaura Kokichi Takayoshi wading through a stream, holding a severed head in one hand and his sword in his right hand. His victim’s horse lies dead in the stream behind him.This series has  illustrations popular stories of drama and action, each told by different storytellers and retold for this series by Kanagaki Robun.  The names of storytellers are mentioned in the red cartouches following the series title.

Condition: Very good impression and color. Good condition. Lightly backed and trimmed, with minor repaired wormage, lower left. 
Dimensions: ôban 35 x 23.4 cm
Literature: Listed on Yoshitoshi.net as series number (Keyes 202).43. Not listed in Keyes
Signature: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu with his red paulownia seal


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