Yoshitoshi 芳年: Moon and Fukami Jikyu (SOLD)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Title: Moon and Fujami Jikyû 名月や
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon 月百姿
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 patterning. The title cartouche reads: “The full moon, coming with a challenge, to flaunt its beautiful brow” --Fukami Jikyû. A stunning example of this terrific design. With strong woodgrain in the sky and deep blindprinting in the white title cartouche.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Exceptional. 
Dimensions: ôban 35.5 x 24 cm
Publisher: Akiyama Takeuemon
Literature: Stevenson #55. See the Yale Art Gallery and the British Museum.
Signature: Yoshitoshi