Yoshitoshi: Himematsu Rikinosuke Flying Through Clouds (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Inuyama Dosetsu Flying in Smoke
Series: Handsome Heroes of the Suikoden (Biyû Suikoden)
Date: 1866

Himematsu Rikinosuke (Chikaranosuke) although in human form, flies through the air with the magic of the tengu. He holds the tengu’s magic fan made of feathers in his right hand, and seems to run upon the wind itself. The sky, comprised of invisible winds made visible, is most creatively accomplished. The edges of Rikinosuke’s cloak also give the feeling of feathers.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Unbacked and untrimmed. 

Dimensions: vertical chûban
Publisher: Kin-Kyû (Ômiya Kyûjirô)
Literature: See “Yoshitoshi Taiso: Fünfzig Helden des Suikoden” by Gottfried Ruetz, (1987), fig. 20.  Keyes 166.27. See MFA online. 
Signature: Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu