Yoshitoshi: Banzuin Chobei bloodied from a fight
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Banzuin Chobei bloodied from a fight
Series: Azuma no nishiki ukiyo kôdan (Tales of the Floating World on Eastern Brocade)
Taking a respite from a very violent fight, the wounded chief of the Edo otokodate Banzuin Chôbei drinks from a bathhouse bucket, half-seated as his extended leg has been impaled by a broken naginata. His sword rests nearby, and there bloody handprints on his torso, indicating it was a rather intimate fight and that the fight is not over yet. He will soon be murdered by the traitor Mizunô Jûrôzaemon.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some trimming top and right sides.
Publisher: Sekiguchi Gyokumeidô
Literature: Keyes 202.12.
Signature: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu