Yoshitoshi: A pirate, a gun and the moon

Yoshitoshi: A pirate, a gun and the moon (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: A pirate, a gun and the moon
Series: Tales of the Floating World on Eastern Brocade (Azuma no nishiki ukiyo kodan)
Date: 1867-68

The pirate Gonzô looks below, one hand on his revolver and one on his sword hilt. His compatriot, who looks down over the side, is drawn at a more interesting angle and has more rough features. Clouds drift across the full moon, above. This series has illustrations of 27 or so popular stories of drama and action, each told by different storytellers.

The names of story tellers are mentioned in the red cartouches following the series title.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Small repaired wormhole.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Omiya Kyusuke
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence”, series #20.23.Keyes 202.23.
Seal: kiri
Signature: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu