Yoshitoshi: The Rescue of Nichiren (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Rescue of Nichiren
Series: “A Simple Illustrated History of Japan” (Dai nippon shiryaku zue)
Date: 1879

The Buddhist saint Nichiren is miraculously spared execution, even though he is kneeling and his back is turned to his assailant, whose sword has shattered into pieces. A magical reddish light glows from the upper left of the composition, transforming the stormy night. This took place in the reign of Kameyama, the 91st emperor. Provenance: Toshikata

Condition: Excellent impresson, color and condition. Slight trimming.
Dimensions: Triptych
Publisher: Moromoto
Literature: Keyes 418.5
Seal: Taiso and Toshikata (collector’s seal)
Signature: Yoshitoshi