Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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Koi, ‘carp’ swimming beneath hanging wisteria. One of Yoshitoshi’s finest and most popular designs. Published by Akiyama Buemon, 1889. See Beauty and Violence, Society for Japanese Arts, 1992, no. 66, p. 144 for another impression plus the original drawing by Yoshitoshi ( from the British Museum ). Also see this website in Brush Drawings and Hanshita-e for another two original drawings of koi by Yoshitoshi, possibly preliminary working ideas for the British Museum drawing. ( Yoshitoshi only produced one other carp print, a large surimono. ) Fine early impression; fine colour. Slight trimming and retains original album backing, otherwise very good condition. Signed Yoshitoshi ga. Status: Sold