Yoshitoshi: Lord Mashiba Subjugates Korea (Sold)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Lord Mashiba Subjugates Korea
Lord Mashiba Subjugates Korea (Mashiba tairyô Sankan taiji).Mashiba is a false name used to refer to Toyotome Hideyoshi (1537-1598) as this print was printed during the Edo Period. Hideyoshi invaded Korea in 1592 and withdrew in 1598 (The Seven Years War). Hideyoshi is credited with being the main unifier of the country of Japan in the late 16th century. In the foreground is the main fight between Lord Mashiba and his Korean aopponent, standing before an iron grate. In the background we see more fighting and in the very back a row of exoticized mountains.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: oban triptych
Literature: LACMA has two out of three prints of this triptych.
Signature: Ikkeisai Yoshitoshi ga