Yoshitoshi -- "Lunacy Moon"

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Title "Lunacy Moon"
Series "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" ("Tsuki Hyakuhi")
Date 1889
Publisher Akiyama Buemon (Tokyo)
Carver na
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13
Impression Excellent. Skillful "bokashi" shading to background sky and railing; "gauffrage" pattern to cartouche; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Very Good. Strong colors. (Minor migration of red pigments; trimmed left margin, wear to lower right corner; light soiling.) Unbacked.
Reference/Illus "Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" pl #77, pg 115; Ronin Gallery pl #23, pg 8.
Comments Beautiful "bijin-ga" image. Unrolling her lover's letter, here the servant Ochiyo is seen on Gojo Bridge of Kyoto, where she wandered griefstriken following his death.
Item # CG-947
Price $550 (Sold/MD)