Yoshitoshi -- "Moon of Enlightenment"

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Title "Moon of Enlightenment"
Series "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" ("Tsuki Hyakuhi")
Date 1888
Publisher Akiyama Buemon (Tokyo)
Carver na
Image Size 8 3/4 x 13
Impression Excellent. Skillful "bokashi" shading to grey sky and background; "gauffrage" pattern to cartouche and a cross-hashed pattern to much of print's background; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Very Good++. Strong colors. (Minor scattered marks and flaws.) Original Japanese album backing; full, original margins.
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" pl #62; Ronin Gallery pl #62, pg 18.
Comments Dramatic image. Hotei, the God of Happiness and Good Fortune, leans against his bag of treasures as he points upward towards the moon.
Item # CG-883
Price $525 (Sold/DH)