月岡芳年 Tsukioka Yoshitoshi（1839-1892）
Heroes of the Modern Era
木版画 | 纵绘大判 | 34.3cm×23.8cm
Woodblock-print | Oban-tate-e | 34.3cm×23.8cm
Yoshitoshi, one of the last great Ukiyo-e artists, was especially strong at history, warrior and war prints. Here is a great example from one of his “Bloody Print” series, which painted when he was 27. This series shows leading figures in a violent feud between two gambling rings in Shimôsa province (now part of Chiba prefecture) in 1849, led by Iioka Sukegorô and Hanzô. These anti-establishment figures were hugely popular.
Excellent impression, strong color; backing.