Takagi Toranosuke Tadakatsu, 1867
Ink on Paper
9 3/16 in. x 6 5/8 in. (233.36 mm x 168.28 mm)
The Illustrations for the novel "The Water Margin", c. 1863: Yoshitoshi's teacher in printmaking Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) was noted for his book illustrations of the Chinese epic "The Water Margin." Here Yoshitoshi continues the dense dramatic compositions of his mentor, depicting brave warriors defeating real and fantastic foes.
Japanese text printed in the upper right of the image. On mat, in pencil: Marer 362. Signed: Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu. Carver: Horiko Naga. Censor's seal: Aratame and date (U-shi) on single seal.
Colored ink woodblock on paper; oban.
Edo period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of a man fighting a monster.
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