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Rare Gem - 1876 - Yoshitoshi - Samurai Portrait Masterpiece

Rare Gem - 1876 - Yoshitoshi - Samurai Portrait Masterpiece

SKU: qwy606

Authentic original Meiji Period Japanese Woodblock Print Picture from 1876

Artist:  Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892

Date:  Meiji Period, 1876

Subject of picture:  Actor Bando Hikosaburo as the treacherous daimyo, Akechi Mitsuhide

From the series:  Komei shichi yosei  (Seven Brilliant Stars: Earth at Ogurusu)

Description: 100% Japanese genuine & authentic original samurai warrior woodblock print picture from 1876.  Fabulous colors and details, including deluxe printing with bokashi shading, gauffrage, and gold mica (metallic pigments).  Condition is very good with minor wear and soiling.  No backing.  Please see and judge from photos.


Size of woodblock print picture:  26.5 cm x 37.5 cm 


Discover Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's woodblock print treasure from 1876, featuring actor Bando Hikosaburo V as Akechi Mitsuhide, renowned for his role in 'Oto ni hibiku sennari hisago.'  This captivating piece is part of the 'Seven Brilliant Stars' series, and it stands out as the rarest and most extraordinary variant.  What sets it apart?  Unlike other versions with a simple yellow helmet, this one boasts a meticulously detailed helmet using deluxe printing techniques.  Decorated in bokashi-shaded army greens, enriched with gold mica (metallic pigments), it creates an effect akin to embossing.  Yoshitoshi's craftsmanship shines through, offering collectors an unparalleled depth and allure. 


Celebrated by ukiyo-e experts, this artwork is regarded as one of the true masterpieces amongst samurai woodblock print portraits - don't miss this exclusive opportunity to own it!





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$4,494.00 Regular Price
$3,294.00Sale Price
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