Artist: Tsukioka YoshitoshiSubject: A Samurai and RetainerIssued: 1885Medium: Japanese Woodblock PrintEdition: 1885Size: 14.5 x 10 inchesSigned: Taiso YoshitoshiSealed: TaisoSpecial Label: Carver KataokaPublisher: Matsuki HeikichiSeries: Kyodo Risshiki, Instructive Models of Lofty Ambition
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892) was a Japanese artist often considered as the last great master of the ukiyo-e movement of woodblock printing and painting. The term ukiyo-e translates to "pictures of the floating world" and refers to a genre of Japanese art with a wide span of imagery such as kabuki actors, folk tales, landscapes, and even erotica. This movement was critical in forming the Western perception of Japanese art.
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