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Yoshitoshi@A Collection of Women's Desires (Mitate Tai Zukushi)

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Item No A1-96-074-97
Series Mitate-tai-zukushi-
Title A Collection of Women's Desires (Mitate Tai Zukushi)
Artist Yoshitoshi
Condition Hole,Rubbing
Size 26.5~38cm
Price $180.59
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Yoshitoshi
1839-1892
Ukiyoe painter. Also referred to as Gyokuro, Kaisai, Oso, and others as Betsugo. A pupil of Kuniyoshi , a fellow of Kawanabe Kyosai under the master in common. In the end of Bakufu, he attempted to get out of the Kuniyoshi fs style in the warrior painting, actor painting, and beauty, instead produced many atrocity prints with cruel depictions reflecting the timesf trend, which brought him a nickname gBloddy Yoshitoshi h. In around 1878, he was largely affected by Kikuchi Yosaifs painting style, to which he added a western style in order to create his own, with which he produced many pieces taking the subject from historical incidents. In the following year, he began to produce the multi-color print newspaper, his creativity never dried out. He made a greatest success among the Ukiyoe painters of the times most of whom were fading away. He also instructed Toshikata as his mentor. His painting style has been handed down until today through Kaburaki Kiyokata and Ito Shinsui .

Mitate-tai-zukushi-
This belongs to a series of Bijin-ga (Beauty) depicted a woman who wants to do something. The womanfs facial expression and physical look are elaborately depicted and regarded as his one of representative series of Bijin-ga as well as his "Fuzoku Thirty-two aspects" in his later years.