PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. 100% Authentic Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print.Moon Above the Sea at Daimotsu Bay. 100 Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi). One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - Considered his masterwork, Yoshitoshi's series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon features one hundred oban size woodblocks, published between 1885 and 1892.
These quiet and reflective prints, beautifully composed and drawn, feature subjects from traditional Japanese and Chinese history and legend, rendered with great sensitivity and emotion. The moon appears in all but a few prints, providing a unifying motif for the series. Yoshitoshi's innovative designs for the Moon series are often elegantly spare, with simple backgrounds that focus attention on the human figure.
He combines the western influences of realism and perspective with qualities from traditional Japanese and Chinese painting, such as the emphasis on calligraphic brushstroke. The figures are carefully drawn with beautiful linework, conveying a real sense of individual character, gesture, and emotion. Special printing techniques such as embossing and burnishing add a sumptuous touch where appropriate, but simple subjects are conveyed in a likewise manner, no less carefully observed. Prints from the series were released singly or in groups every few months, with the final image completed shortly before Yoshitoshi's death. Today, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon remains Yoshitoshi's most well-known work, characterized by his artistry, compassion, and sensitivity in portraying the human experience.Moon Above the Sea at Daimotsu Bay - A print depicting one of Japan's favorite heroes, Benkei stands on the prow of his boat, challenging a storm raised by the ghosts of his enemies. The enemies are illustrated in the ominous clouds hovering in the sky. A luminous moon stands in the center of the print, adding to the drama of the scene. A beautiful print with very fine detail and a famous subject. Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892). Condition - This expertly (museum quality anti reflective / anti UV) framed print with excellent color and detail. No rectangular box stain surrounding Benkei character that is historically due to being in an album collection (chemical reaction opposing print pressing on the front of this one - a common defect that is frequently seen with this print). This print is in outstanding condition, without aforementioned defect/damage. Please see photos for details. Excellent overall and extremely rare. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS.
The item "Framed Original Yoshitoshi Japanese Woodblock Print Moon Above Sea 100 Aspects" is in sale since Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "kefaloniamd" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Cayman islands.