Yoshitoshi: The Strong Woman Oiko. Takashima Oiko leads Saeki Uginaga home (Sold)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Strong Woman Oiko. Takashima Oiko leads Saeki Uginaga home in an effort to strengthen him for a wrestling match.
Series: New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures
Date: Meiji 22; 1889

The cartouche reads: Saeki Uginaga was on his way to Kyoto to take part in the sumo matches. When passing through Omi No Kuni he came upon a smiling maid who had come to the stream to get water. He thrust his hand into her bosom, but she is unfrightened, imperturbable, and still smiling; so he thrust forward his other hand and grasped her breasts, but she grasped his hands so tightly that it made him wince with pain. Her strength was so surprising, as she started to drag him to her house, that he apologized and said: “I am going to Kyoto to take part in the sumo match, but you have beaten me, and I am grieviously disappointed in myself”. But she replied, “Please stay here with me for several days, and I will take care of you.” She served him rice & instructed him for 7 days, whereupon he proceeded to Kyoto and won the matches.

Condition: Excellent impression and color. First edition, with three-color cartouche.and strong woodgrain. Stain left margin.
Dimensions: ôban diptych
Publisher: Tsunashima
Literature: Listed in Beauty & Violence, number 55.23.
Seal: Yoshitoshi
Signature: Yoshitoshi

SKU: YOT469


Language
English
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