Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, "False Murasaki and a Rural Genji"
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Based on a popular reinterpretation of the classic novel "The Tale of Genji" written in the 19th century by Ryutei Tanehiko, this meticulously printed triptych by Yoshitoshi depicts a scene where the protagonist Mitsuuji (center) takes his mistress Tasogare to a temple. Mitsuuji's jealous wife appears as a hannya demon who torments them in the midst of their affair. A priest holding prayer beads witnesses the encounter from behind a screen adorned with an illustration of hell.
Size: Oban Triptych
Publisher: Omiya Kyujiro
Condition: Trimmed and backed, otherwise excellent color and condition
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was a master painter and woodblock print artist whose works have made an indelible mark on Japanese art and design to this day. His most famous series, "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon," comprise some of Yoshitoshi's best known designs.
Custom matting available for triptych prints. Sizes will be determined for best presentation in consultation with customer - overall size range will be 20" - 22" (height) X 38" - 40" (width). Note that additional shipping charges apply (sorry, no international shipping available for matted triptychs).