A Wicked Foreigner in Nagasaki Who Refused to Pay a Prostitute, Dropped his Gold Watch on Leaving, and Sued the Woman for Theft

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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A Wicked Foreigner in Nagasaki Who Refused to Pay a Prostitute, Dropped his Gold Watch on Leaving, and Sued the Woman for Theft by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
A Wicked Foreigner in Nagasaki Who Refused to Pay a Prostitute, Dropped his Gold Watch on Leaving, and Sued the Woman for Theft

Series; Postal News (Yubin hochi shinbun), 1875 - 1876A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Postal News - Dramatic image from a series of supplements that Yoshitoshi created for the Yubin hochi shinbun (Postal News) daily newspaper from 1875 - 1876. Often sensationalistic, these woodblocks 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. Many of the subjects are violent or even gory. Drawn with realistic detail and lively color, each illustration is accompanied by a story in a text panel above. These bold designs are rarely seen, and offer an intriguing look into the daily life of Meiji era Japan. A great choice for a Yoshitoshi collector.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Horizontal and vertical centerfolds. Small loss at corner, a few holes, repaired.

A Wicked Foreigner in Nagasaki Who Refused to Pay a Prostitute, Dropped his Gold Watch on Leaving, and Sued the Woman for Theft by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
A Wicked Foreigner in Nagasaki Who Refused to Pay a Prostitute, Dropped his Gold Watch on Leaving, and Sued the Woman for Theft by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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