Tsukioka Yoshitoshi


A Collection of Desires: I Want to Start My Performance
(Mitate tai zukushi: Go-zatsuki o tsuketei)

signed oju Taiso Yoshitoshi, with artist's seal Yoshitoshi, publisher's seal shuppanjin Inoue Mohei, and date seal Meiji juichinen, ichigatsu, -ka (Meiji 11 [1878], January)

oban tate-e 14 1/4 by 9 7/8 in., 36.1 by 25.2 cm

The text is written by Takabatake Ransen, under the pen name Tentendo Shujin. Ransen was a popular writer, who worked for Tokyo nichinichi shinbun among other publications.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, accession no. 1989-47-41

price: $1,000


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