Yoshitoshi -- "Faith in the Third-day Moon"

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Title "Faith in the Third-day Moon"
Series "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" ("Tsuki Hyakuhi")
Date 1886
Publisher Akiyama Buemon (Tokyo)
Carver na
Image Size 8 3/4 x 12 7/8
Impression Excellent. Skillful "bokashi" shading to background and face; extensive burnishing to black armor, shoes, and weapon; "gauffrage" pattern to cartouche; visible woodgrain in background; crisp, highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (No flaws noted.) Slight trimming, original Japanese album backing.
Reference/Illus "Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" pl #23, pg 115; Ronin Gallery pl #23, pg 8.
Comments Bold warrior image. Yukimori, feeling the crescent moon ("three-day moon") to be a symbol of luck always wore it on his helmet.
Item # CG-751
Price $925 (Sold/JT)