Ishiyakushi in Ise Province

by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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Ishiyakushi in Ise Province by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ishiyakushi in Ise Province

Series; Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, 1872

Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations - Terrific design from a Tokaido Road series pairing images with verses in calligraphy for the different stations. Different artists contributed designs, including Yoshitora and Kunisada II. The large pictures include landscapes, figures from history and legend, and scenes from kabuki plays and folktales. Several prints feature comic illustrations, including the adventures and mishaps of Kita and Yaji, the bumbling travelers from the popular novel "Shank's Mare." Others include travelers in Western attire or distinctly modern Meiji subjects. These imaginative prints are beautifully detailed with attractive color and fine line work, and offer an interesting Meiji era take on the classic Tokaido subject. A great choice for collectors interested in life along the Tokaido Road.

Ishiyakushi in Ise Province - Fantastic design of a warrior in full armor standing under a blossoming cherry tree. He wears an imposing horned battle helmet topped with a dragon, and carries a fan in one hand and a sword in the other. A quiver of arrows is visible at his back. The landscape across the top shows travelers in winter under a falling snow, with the snow-covered branches of a pine tree framing a hexagonal inset with a verse and a softly glowing full moon. A very attractive print, with wonderful line work in the carefully detailed armor, and soft shading. A great choice for a samurai enthusiast.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. A few small repairs, light creasing throughout.

Ishiyakushi in Ise Province by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Ishiyakushi in Ise Province by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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