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I Want to See My Face - Tsukioka  Yoshitoshi prints

I Want to See My Face

By Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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I Want to See My Face - Tsukioka  Yoshitoshi print

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
1878

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Date: 1878

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 37.8 by 26 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $1250 (excl. taxes)

Description:

From the series "A Collection of Desires," signed oju Taiso Yoshitoshi, with artist's seal Yoshitoshi, publisher's seal shuppanjin Inoue Mohei, and date seal Meiji juichinen, ichigatsu, shika (Meiji 11 [1878], January 4)

oban tate-e 14 7/8 by 10 1/4 in., 37.8 by 26 cm

In the 1877-78 series, A Collection of Desires, Yoshitoshi, explores the everyday hopes and passions of women, ranging from personal wants or dreams to sharing a pleasure with someone. Some of the designs are focused on self-serving desires and weaknesses such as vanity.

The text is written by Takabatake Ransen (1838-1885), under the pen name Tentendo Shujin. Ransen was a popular writer, who worked for Tokyo nichinichi shinbun among other publications.

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