Yoshitoshi: Station Mitsuke (Sold)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Station Mitsuke
Series: Suehiro goju-san tsugi (Folding-fan Fifty-Three Stages)
A standard-bearer of the shogun looks out over the prow of a boat as the procession crosses the Tenryu River aboard ferry boats. Yoshitoshi here has echoed Hiroshige’s design of Mitsuke from the Hoeido Tokaido in terms of the misty horizon of treetops. This series follows the shogun’s procession from Edo to Kyoto in 1863. This is station Mitsuke, number twenty-eight and the halfway point on the Tokaido. Rare.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tôbei
Literature: Keyes 138.9.
Signature: Yostoshi hitsu