Yoshitoshi: Drawing of a Japanese Warrior Diving Underwater

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Drawing of a Japanese Warrior Diving Underwater
Date: 1869/5

Preparatory drawing for an unpublished print. A Japanese warrior dives in the water with a sword in his mouth. The rock behind him seems to have tentacles, indicating it might be part of a sea creature. Roger Keyes notes that he had previously never seen works by Yoshitoshi dated between 5/1869 and 11/1869, and that this drawing is therefore very interesting.

kyôgô-zuri with censor’s seal

Dimensions: ôban
Seal: censor’s seal: aratame, 5th month of Snake Year (1869)
Signature: Ikkeisai Yoshitoshi hitsu

SKU: DRW113


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