Yoshitoshi: Saohime in Flames
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Saohime in Flames
Series: Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan (Dai nippon meisho kagami)
Saohime is surrounded by flames as Kamitsukeno Yatsunada leads an attack in the darkness. The fire appears unique in each example, due to the oxidizing of the lead pigment used in the orange colorant. One of the best designs in the series.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Trimming on left and right.
Publisher: Funazu Chûjirô
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence” , series number 27. Keyes 334.39.
Signature: Ôju Yoshitoshi