Sakura Sogoro Leaving, 1885

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Sakura Sogoro Leaving, 1885 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sakura Sogoro Leaving, 1885

Series; A New Selection of Eastern Brocades
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Sakura Sogoro Leaving, 1885 - Wonderful scene showing Sakura Sogoro leaving his family, his wife collapsing on the floor with grief. A local mayor, Sogoro decided to petition the shogun directly for tax relief for his town, bypassing the crooked governor. Knowing he would face execution for this illegal act, he was torn between his duty and his love for his family. He leans over his older children, fondly lifting the chin of the youngest as his oldest son kneels at his side. His wife wipes a tear from her eyes as she clutches their youngest child in her arms, knowing that she may never see her husband again. Their home is shabby, with cracks in the wall and tears in the paper of the shoji screen. A finely detailed rendering of this poignant parting.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 18 1/4"

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Small repair, small paper remnant at corner. Please see photos for details.

Sakura Sogoro Leaving, 1885 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Sakura Sogoro Leaving, 1885 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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