Series; Tokyo nichinichi shinbun
Tokyo nichinichi shinbun - Interesting subject from a series of sensational illustrations done by Yoshiiku for the "Tokyo nichinichi shinbun" newspaper during the Meiji era. These often dramatic images depict contemporary events in the news, including murders, robberies, and assaults, as well as suicides, fires, natural disasters, battles and campaigns, and even supernatural occurrences. Rendered in lively colors, each illustration is accompanied by a story in text. The title cartouche takes the form of a banner held by two winged cherubs, an interesting Western touch. These bold designs offer a terrific look into the daily life of Meiji era Japan.
Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Large cut, small hole, repaired. Creasing throughout. Please see photos for details.
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