Yoshitoshi -- "Oiku the Strong Woman"

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Title "The Story of Strong Woman Takashima Oiko" ("Takashima Oiko no Hanashi")
Date 1889
Provenance From the Kenneth Tsunoda Collection; acquired via Sumisho Gallery, Tokyo.
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/8 and 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 (overall image 17 7/8 x 13 3/8)
Impression Very fine. Extensive "bokashi" shading; widespread "burnishing" to wrestler's black garment; crisp, highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Full margins. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Shogun's "Devine Dementia: The Woodblock Prints of Yoshitoshi" p.63, pl.237
Comments Unusually fine condition.
Item # KT-08
Price $875 (Sold)