Yoshitoshi: Murai Chôan cuts down his brother at Fudanotsuji

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Murai Chôan cuts down his brother at Fudanotsuji
Series: New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures: SHINSEN AZUMA NISHIKIE
Date: 1886

It is raining, lightning rends the sky, and Murai Chôan cuts his brother down with his sword. The background landscape has been rendered into heaving, chaotic forms that provide no context or consolation to the horrific act of violence. First edition.

Condition: Excellent impression, color, and condition.
Dimensions: ôban diptych
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Literature: See “Beauty & Violence”, figure 55.7, page 136. See “The Splendid Decadent”, figure 77, page 65,
Seal: Taiso
Signature: Yoshitoshi


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