Yoshitoshi: Moon and Fukami Jikyu (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Moon and Fujami Jikyû
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Date: 1887

Fukami Jikyû walks jauntily in the Yoshiwara amidst a rain of cherry blossoms. The poem he composes challenges the radiance and beauty of the moon itself, and his stance conveys supreme confidence. His black kimono has black-on-black, checkered patterning. The title cartouche reads: “The full moon, coming with a challenge, to flaunt its beautiful brow” --Fukami Jikyû.

Condition: Good impression; very good color and condition. Backed.
Dimensions: ôban 35.5 x 24 cm
Publisher: Akiyama Takeuemon
Literature: Stevenson #55.
Seal: Taiso
Signature: Yoshitoshi