Yoshitoshi: Riding a Horse up a Stone Stairway
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Riding a Horse up Stone Stairs
Series: Tales of the Floating World on Eastern Brocade (Azuma no nishiki ukiyo kodan)
Magaki Heikurô riding a horse up a stone stairway. He leans back and grips the striped reins as his horse seems to make haste up the steep incline. This series has illustrations of popular stories of drama and action, each told by different storytellers and retold by Kanagaki Robun. The names of the storytellers are mentioned in the red cartouche following the series title.
Condition: Very good impression and color. Good condition. Light backing, tiny restored wormage and trimming.
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence”, series #20.21.Keyes 202.21.
Signature: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu with his red paulownia seal