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Hitsu no saisho Haruhira Finds His Father Karu no Daijin

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Hitsu no saisho Haruhira Finds His Father Karu no Daijin, c. 1887
Ink on Paper
13 in. x 8 7/8 in. (330.2 mm x 225.43 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.46


Alternate Title: Kokoku nijushiko: Hitsu no saisho Haruhira
Full Title: Twenty-four Accomplishments in Imperial Japan: Hitsu no saisho Haruhira Finds (in 656) His Father Karu no Daijin Who, Sent to China as Ambassador, was Cruelly Imprisoned and Turned into a Human Candlestick

Commentary
No. 17. Back to back print with 93.6.47.

Marks
Japanese text printed on the upper edge of the image. Title on mat, in pencil. Seal: Taiso. Text: Ryutei Tanehiko. Signed: Taiso Yoshitoshi ga.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on paper.

Object Description
Back to back print. Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of a man, with a deadened look, sitting in a chair with a candle on his head; the man is being looked at by a younger man, who is shocked.

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