Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, "Katakura Kojuro Munesada"
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Katakura Kojuro Munesada was the head of the Japanese Katakura clan in the mid-19th century. In this portrait by Yoshitoshi, Munesada is grandly posed in his samurai armor. The detailing in this woodblock print is intricate, and the lines and perspectives employed by Yoshitoshi to reproduce Munesada's facial features are a departure from the typical stylizing found in woodblock prints of people during this period.
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16â" x 24â", Classic Wood, Walnut
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.