Yoshitoshi: Maebara Ikkaku Holding a Sword (Sold)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Maebara Ikkaku Holding a Sword
Series: Records of Light and Darkness at Kagoshima
From the series “Records of Light and Darkness at Kagoshima”, one of thirteen known designs depicting the Satsuma rebellion of 1877. Maebara Ikkaku stands defiantly, sword in hand as a bullet lands beneath his feet. Yoshitoshi was sympathetic to the samurai rebels.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Literature: Beaty & Violence, series #35. See Cole Collection at LACMA. Keyes 405.5.
Signature: Taiso Yoshitoshi