Kawase's Wife Holding a Dagger, 1888

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Kawase's Wife Holding a Dagger, 1888 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kawase's Wife Holding a Dagger, 1888

Series; Personalities of Recent Times
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Kawase's Wife Holding a Dagger, 1888 - Masterful portrait of the lovely wife of Kawase, a samurai in the Omi district who was involved in the rebellion at the end of the shogunate era, from a series of monthly inserts done for the Yamato Shimbun newspaper in 1887-1888. Grieving over the loss of her husband, Madame Kawase killed herself. Her eyes lowered and a sorrowful expression on her face, she holds the knife in her hand with which she will commit suicide. Includes embossing on the white kimono collar. A moving image.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and good detail. Remargined at sides. A few light creases, slight curling.

Kawase's Wife Holding a Dagger, 1888 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Kawase's Wife Holding a Dagger, 1888 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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