Yoshitoshi 芳年: Maeda no Munehisa Composes a Poem (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) 芳年
Title: Maeda no Munehisa Composes a Poem
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon 月百姿
Date: 1887

Maeda no Munehisa gently focuses his mind inward in order to compose a poem in appreciation of the moon. The moon is full and appears behind the rolled up bamboo blinds. He appears as every inch the elder statesman that he was. He was known as Gen’i, his priestly name. 

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 35.6 x 24 cm
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Literature: John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (San Francisco: San Francisco Graphic Society, 1992), number 56. See British Museum, Portland Art Museum.
Signature: Yoshitoshi