Yoshitoshi: Nine-Dragon Tattoo

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Nine-Dragon Tattoo
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Date: 1885

“The Village of the Shi Clan on a Moonlit Night: Nine-Dragon Tattoo”. Shi Jin, a hero from the Chinese Suikoden novel, relaxes thoughtfully, fan in hand beneath a summer moon and the boughs of a willow tree. He is about to flee his home village to join a group of Robinhood-like bandits, thus becoming an outlaw. His handsome features and relaxed posture are contrasted by his fierce tattoo of nine dragons which covers his arms, torso and thighs.

Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Backed.
Dimensions: ôban (35.6 x 24 cm)
Publisher: Akiyama Takeuemon
Literature: Stevenson #6.
Seal: Taiso
Signature: Yoshitoshi