Yoshitoshi: Matsushima no Tsubone Writing a Letter (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Matsushima no Tsubone Writing a Letter
Series: A Mirror of Beauties of the Past and Present (Kokon hime kagami) 古今 姫 鑑
Date: 1875-76

Lady Matsushima sits and writes a long letter with her brush, unrolling the paper as she goes. She wears a luxurious kimono and next to her is a large vase holding plum branches. Lady Matsushima was an attendant of the shogun Minamoto no Sanetomo (1192-1219) and was in love with Asahina Yoshihide.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Untrimmed and unbacked. Small pinhole.
Dimensions: ôban 36.7 x 25.1 cm
Publisher: Yorozuya Magobei
Literature: Keyes number 331.4.
Signature: Oju Yoshitoshi ga with a red artist’s seal