Tenjitsubo Hosaku, 1866

by Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

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Tenjitsubo Hosaku, 1866 by Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

Original Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tenjitsubo Hosaku, 1866

Series; Twenty-eight Famous Murders with Verse

Tenjitsubo Hosaku, 1866 - Dramatic scene of Hosaku, later the priest Tenjitsubo, calmly putting his sword back into a cloth cover after he has choked an elderly woman to death to steal a document he can use to falsely claim to be the son of the shogun. The old woman falls backwards, blood running from her mouth and nose, an overturned bottle of sake and cup on the floor attesting to the violence of the attack. He clenches the document between his teeth, watching the smoke rise from the hearth in the floor. A rarely seen print from a series featuring designs by both Yoshitoshi and Yoshiiku.

Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2"

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Small losses at edges, stitching holes at side, repaired. Rubbing at edge.

Tenjitsubo Hosaku, 1866 by Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Tenjitsubo Hosaku, 1866 by Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

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