February Market Auctions - I’ve selected 175 prints for special market driven auctions in February. There are a range of excellent prints, from high quality and rare Edo era prints, to fine old reprints. It’s an especially nice group with each print opening at $39 selling to any highest bid! Keep an eye out for my February $39 Market Auctions and good luck bidding!
Monkey Music Moon - Each New Year, the emperor sent a goodwill envoy to the shogun's castle in Edo. For entertainment, the ruling family always arranged for a great Noh performance. The invited wealthy townspeople would gather at the castle gates at dawn to ensure good seating. In this fantastic design, a samurai stands stiffly viewing the crowd as they hurry past. His self-contained dignity contrasts with the liveliness of the crowd. Wonderful image from old Edo and beautiful Yoshitoshi 100 Moon print.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4"
Condition - Nice color and printing quality. Backed with paper. Slight soiling. Good overall, see photos.
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