100 Aspects of the Moon # 7 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 7 Inaba Mountain moon (Inabayama no tsuki)
1st Publication: December 1885
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: December 1885
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Backed on an acid free album page. Left margin trimmed, affecting the seals. Excellent colors and impression, good overall condition.
More about this print: In this scene from the Chronicles of the Taiko, Konoshita Tokichi (1536-1598), son of a peasant who later became the famous Toyotomi Hideyoshi (print #66), leads a successful advance party of seven against the supposedly impregnable Saito clan castle atop Mount Inaba. Hideyoshi's brilliant career made him the prime candidate to become Shogun in 1585. In order to deal with his low birth he was given the title of Kwampaku (Regent), and the family name Toyotomi. In 1590 he was succeeded by his adopted son Hidetsugu (print #75), and took for himself the title of Taiko, or retired Regent, by which he is generally known.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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