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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Man attacking a woman, c. 1887
Ink on Paper
7 15/16 in. x 5 7/8 in. (201.61 mm x 149.23 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Lilian Miller
Accession Number: 44.1.11


Alternate Title: Kinsei jinbutsu shi, Yamato shinbun furoku (Ginji Killing Ofumi)
Full Title: Lives of Modern People, A Supplement of the Yamato Newspaper: Man attacking a woman

Marks
Japanese text across the top edge and in a box in the upper part of the image. On mat, in pencil: MI37, exhib. "Yoshitoshi" 11-12/86, Montgomery.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock print on paper; oban.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print with an image of a man, with knife in hand, attacking a women, who holds up her hand. Murders, suicides, and government in-fighting provided print artists with sensationalist material for newspaper prints. This print is "GInji Killing Ofumi" from Yoshitoshi's series "Modern Lives" (Kinsei jinbutsu shi).

Publisher
The Yamato Newspaper Company.

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