Kaga Chiyo (Lady Chiyo) from Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)
Very beautiful woodblock print is by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892). "加賀千代-Kaga Chiyo" (Lady Chiyo) from Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), is a re-carved edition from the Showa era. First printed in 1889. Signed on the lower right of the image. This elegant re-carved edition is by Ukiyo-e Hanga Kankokai. Published by Nihon Bijutsuga kai. This reproduction set was sold only by the publisher in those days, not at dealers or bookstores. So it is really difficult to find nowadays. Copy right seal, Carver's name, Kentaro Maeda, Printer's name, Sakuji Tanaka on the verso. Selected great two carvers (Maeda and Okura) and two printers (Tanaka and Watanabe) worked on this project. It is a really high-quality print. The carving and the printing is faithful to the original. Just stunning and beautiful. Please see the details.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi(1839-1892) is a very famous Ukiyo-e artist. In 1850, when he was 11 years old, Yoshitoshi was apprenticed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one of the great masters of the Japanese woodblock print. Yoshitoshi created modern ukiyo-e depicting warriors, actors, and Bijin.
Paper size: 10 and 1/2 inches by 15 and 1/2 inches (26.5 x 39.5 cm)
Image size: 8 and 7/8 inches by 13 and 1/8 inches (22.5 x 33.3 cm)
Condition: New Condition. Minor ink smudge on the lower left margin and a few minor spots on the top margin which will be easily matted out. Please see the picture.
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