Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, "Kenshin Watching Geese in Moonlight"
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The Buddhist war strategist and priest, Kenshin (aka Uesugi Terutoa), is sitting and writing after a successful battle and watches a flock of geese pass a full moon in the night sky. A powerfully composed piece showing Kenshin in full regalia with exquisite detailing in his armor and embossed printing on his head wrap.
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Light soiling, spots; otherwise excellent color and condition, unbacked
Frame Shown: 16" x 24", Classic Wood, Walnut
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's (1839-1892) Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon) series of woodblock prints make up some of Yoshitoshi's most recognizable and popular designs today. A number of highly influential compositions make up this series, which illustrates Chinese and Japanese history, folklore, and literature with the moon as a unifying theme. Taken as a whole, Yoshitoshi's "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" is a masterpiece showcasing Yoshitoshi's tremendous talent as an artist and his deep sentimental connection to Japan's rich cultural history.