Yoshitoshi -- Original Ink "Preparatory Drawing"

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Artist Yoshitoshi TAISO (attrib.) (1839-1892)
Title Original "Chuban" Hand-drawn Preparatory Sketch
Date ca1880 (Truely one-of-a-kind)
Provenance From the Kenneth Tsunoda Collection; acquired via Sumisho Gallery, Tokyo.
Publisher unpublished
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 x 7 1/2 (plus margins)
Impression Original hand-drawn black ink (with red underdrawing) "preparatory sketch" with two area lightly over-laid.
Condition Very Good. Clean; lightly soiled lower/right corner. Tipped right/bottom edges to backing (center loose).
Reference/Illus Similiar "preparatory sketches" in "Beauty and Violence"
Comments Extremely rare; unique one-of-a-kind artwork by the hand of artist Yoshitoshi.
Item # BG-993
Price $850 (Reserved/JC)