YOSHITOSHI, TAISO

TAISO YOSHITOSHI lived from 1839 until 1892 and is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Meiji era.

He was a student of Kuniyoshi along with Yoshiiku and, even though he was considered the greater talent, when Kuniyoshi died, he was named the heir apparent to the school.

Along with Yoshiiku there were hard times until the release of his most famous and most sought after series the 100 Aspects of the Moon was released and this series about beautiful women and ghosts is still thought to be one of the truly great woodblock print series ever created. Unfortunately his great creative ability and talent had a dark side as he suffered for depression and mental illness and he died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of only 53.

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: BIYU SUIKODEN – THE HANDSOME AND BRAVE HEROES OF THE SUIKODEN

BELOW ARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION SCENES FROM YOSHITOSHI’S SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN – THE HANDSOME AND BRAVE HEROES OF THE SUIKODEN, PUBLISHED BY KINKYU OVER THE PERIOD APRIL 1866 TO AUGUST 1867

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3969  BESIDE A WATERFALL WHILE THE FULL MOON SHINES

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3969 BESIDE A WATERFALL WHILE THE FULL MOON SHINES, No 9 IN THE SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN
No 9 IN THE SERIES
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25.4cm x 19.3cm (10 inches x 7.7 inches)
DATE: October 1866
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Kinkyu Publisher’s Seal and  Round Aratame Censor Seal for the Year 1866 alongside the Artist’s signature . Excellent Blind Printing on Oroshimaro’s Robes
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3970 TAKAGI UMANOSUKE THINKING ABOUT THE HUGE HEAD HE SEES

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3970 TAKAGI UMANOSUKE THINKING ABOUT THE HUGE HEAD HE SEES, No 10 IN THE SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN
No 10 IN THE SERIES
A VERY RARE SCENE, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25.4cm x 19.3cm (10 inches x 7.7 inches)
DATE: October 1866
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Published by Kinkyu. Round Aratame Censor Seal for the Year 1866 Alongside the Signature.
Aust$1045 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$950

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3972 YATSUSHIRO, THE WIFE OF HATCHOTSUBUTE KIHEIJI WAITS WITH HER DOG AFTER A  BATTLE

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3972 YATSUSHIRO, THE WIFE OF HATCHOTSUBUTE KIHEIJI WAITS WITH HER DOG AFTER A BATTLETAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3972 YATSUSHIRO, THE WIFE OF HATCHOTSUBUTE KIHEIJI WAITS WITH HER DOG AFTER A BATTLE, No 22 IN THE SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN
No 22 IN THE SERIES
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25.2cm x 19.5cm (10 inches x 7.8 inches)
DATE: October 1866
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Kinkyu Publisher’s Seal in the Lower Left of the Scene with the Artist’s Signature in the Lower Right and the Round Aratame Censor Seal for the Year 1866 Above the Signature.
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3973 AKAMATSU JUTAMARU TAKANORI TALKS WITH THE GHOST OF YAEHATAHIME YATSUSHIRO

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3973 AKAMATSU JUTAMARU TAKANORI TALKS WITH THE GHOST OF YAEHATAHIME YATSUSHIRO, No 23 IN THE SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN
No 23 IN THE SERIES
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25.2cm x 19.5cm (10 inches x 7.8 inches)
DATE: November 1866
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Kinkyu Publisher’s Seal in the Lower Right of the Scene alongside Artist’s Signature .
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3974 TENGU KOZO KIRITARO PREPARES TO BATTLE WITH THE GOBLINS

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3974 TENGU KOZO KIRITARO PREPARES TO BATTLE WITH THE GOBLINS, No 26 IN THE SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN
No 26 IN THE SERIES
A VERY RARE SCENE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25cm x 19.5cm (9.9 inches x 7.8 inches)
DATE: November 1866
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Kinkyu Publisher’s Seal in the Lower Right of the Scene alongside with the Aratame Censor Seal for the Year 1866 on the other side of the character’s clog.
Aust$990 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$900

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3975 HIMEMATSU CHIKARANOSUKE FLIES THROUGH THE STORM CLOUDS
SOLD THANK YOU

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3975 HIMEMATSU CHIKARANOSUKE FLIES THROUGH THE STORM CLOUDS, No 27 IN THE SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN
No 27 IN THE SERIES – NOW SOLD – THANK YOU
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25cm x 18.3cm (9.9 inches x 7.3 inches)
DATE: November 1866
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Round Aratame Censor Seal for the Year 1866 above the Artist’s Signature and Kinkyu Publisher’s Seal alongside the Signature.
Aust$935 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$850 SOLD THANK YOU

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3976 THE SNAKE CHARMER GAMAKURO ROBS THE FEMALE DANCER KAKEHASHI

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3976 THE SNAKE CHARMER GAMAKURO ROBS THE FEMALE DANCER KAKEHASHI, No 47 IN THE SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN
No 47 IN THE SERIES
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25cm x 19.2cm (9.9 inches x 7.6 inches)
DATE: April 1867
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Round Aratame Censor Seal for the Year 1867 and Kinkyu Publisher’s Seal in the lower right corner of the scene.
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3977 SHINDO KOJIRO ENTERTAINS A MONKEY IN HIS CAVE

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3977 SHINDO KOJIRO ENTERTAINS A MONKEY IN HIS CAVE, No 47 IN THE SERIES BIYU SUIKODEN
No 47 IN THE SERIES
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25cm x 18.5cm (9.9 inches x 7.3 inches)
DATE: April 1867
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Round Aratame Censor Seal for the Year 1867 above the and Kinkyu Publisher’s Seal in the lower right corner of the scene alongside the Artist’s Signature.
Aust$825 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$750

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON

BELOW ARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION SCENES FROM YOSHITOSHI’S FAMOUS SERIES 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON PUBLISHED BY AKIYAMA BUEMON OVER THE PERIOD 1885 to 1892.

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3393 KAZANJI NO TSUKI – THE KANZAN TEMPLE MOON

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3393 KAZANJI NO TSUKI - THE KANZAN TEMPLE MOON FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON SERIES
SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Yoshitoshi Red Seal in bottom left of scene.
SIZE: 35.5cm x 24cm (14 inches x 9.4 inches)
DATE: December 1890
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 90 in the Series of 100 with Artist’s Seal in Lower left of Scene and Full Authentication and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin.
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3610 THE COURTESAN TAKAO

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3610 THE COURTESAN TAKAO FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON SERIES
SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Yoshitoshi Red and Black Seals and in bottom left of scene.
SIZE: 35cm x 23.5cm (14 inches x 9.4 inches)
DATE: October 1885
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 1 (The First) in the Series of 100 with Artist’s Seal in Lower left of Scene and Full Authentication and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin.
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P4265 BON NO TSUKU – THE BON FESTIVAL MOON

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P4265 BON NO TSUKU - THE BON FESTIVAL MOON FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON SERIES
SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Red Seal in Bottom Left of Scene with Full Authentication, Date and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin. .
SIZE: 35.5cm x 24cm (14 inches x 9.4 inches)
DATE: FEBRUARY 1887
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 17 in the Series of 100 with Artist’s Signature and Red Seal in Lower Left of Scene with Full Authentication and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin.
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3336 IDECHIO NO  TSUKI – THE MOON AT HIGH TIDE

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3336 IDECHIO NO TSUKI - THE MOON AT HIGH TIDE FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON SERIES
SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Red Seal in Bottom Right of Scene with Full Authentication, Date and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin. .
SIZE: 35.6cm x 23.5cm (14 inches x 9.2 inches)
DATE: APRIL 1892
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 17 in the Series of 100 with Artist’s Signature and Red Seal in Lower Right of Scene with Full Authentication and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin.. This was the LAST work of Yoshitoshi as he died two months after the scene was published.
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P4087 TSUKI NO YOTSU NO O-SEMIMARU – THE MOONS FOUR STRINGS

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P4087 TSUKI NO YOTSU NO O-SEMIMARU - THE MOONS FOUR STRINGS DATED 1891 FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON SERIES
SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Yoshitoshi Red Seal in bottom right of scene.
SIZE: 35.5cm x 24.5cm (14 inches x 10 inches)
DATE: August 1891
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 98 in the Series of 100 with The Artist’s Signature and Red Seal in Lower Right of the Scene and Full Authentication Date and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin.
Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3331 WU ZIZU – HUAI RIVER MOON

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3331 WU ZIZU - HUAI RIVER MOON FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON SERIES
A VERY RARE 129 YEAR OLD WOODBLOCK PRINT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE.
SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Yoshitoshi Red Seal in bottom right of scene.
SIZE: 35.6cm x 24cm (14.2 inches x 9.4 inches)
DATE: June 1887
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 48 in the Series of 100 with The Artist’s Signature and Red Seal in Lower Right of the Scene and Full Authentication Date and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin.
Aust$1045 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$950

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P4040 GION MACHI – THE GION DISTRICT

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P4040 GION MACHI - THE GION DISTRICT FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON SERIES
A 131 YEAR OLD WOODBLOCK PRINT IN PRISTINE CONDITION
SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Yoshitoshi Red Seal in bottom right of scene.
SIZE: 35.7cm x 24.7cm (14.6 inches x 9.6 inches)
DATE: October 1885
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 4 in the Series of 100 with The Artist’s Signature and Red Seal in Lower Right of the Scene and Full Authentication Date and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin.
Aust$1815 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$1650

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3337 TSUKIYO NO KAMA – AN IRON CAULDRON AND THE MOON AT NIGHT

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3337 TSUKIYO NO KAMA - AN IRON CAULDRON AND THE MOON AT NIGHT FROM 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON SERIES
SIGNATURE: Yoshitoshi with Yoshitoshi “No”  Seal in bottom left of scene.
SIZE: 36cm x 23.7cm (14.2 inches x 9.3 inches)
DATE: February 1886
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: NUMBER 18 in the Series of 100 with Artist’s Seal in Lower left of Scene and Full Authentication and Publisher’s Seals in Left Margin.
Aust$935 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$850

OTHER JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY TAISO YOSHITOSHI

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3797 TOKYO GIRA ICHIRAN – A GEISHA HOUSE IN TOKYO DATED 1867

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3797 TOKYO GIRA ICHIRAN - A GEISHA HOUSE IN TOKYO DATED 1867
VERY RARE CREPED WASHI WOODBLOCK PRINT
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25.4cm x 19.3cm (10 inches x 7.7 inches)
DATE: 1867
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Round Aratame Censor Seal used between 1864 and 1871 above the Artist’s Signature in the lower left of scene.
Aust$495 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$450

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3797 TOKYO GIRA ICHIRAN – A GEISHA HOUSE IN TOKYO DATED 1867

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3797 TOKYO GIRA ICHIRAN - A GEISHA HOUSE IN TOKYO DATED 1867
VERY RARE CREPED WASHI WOODBLOCK PRINT
SIGNATURE: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi Hitsu
SIZE: 25.4cm x 19.3cm (10 inches x 7.7 inches)
DATE: 1867
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Artist’s Signature in the lower Right of scene.
Aust$495 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$450

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3612 TWO PANELS OF A VERY RARE TRYPTICH SCENE – 1864 to 1870

TAISO YOSHITOSHI: #P3612 TWO PANELS OF A VERY RARE TRYPTICH SCENE - 1864 to 1870
NOT FOR SALE – FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE ONLY
SIGNATURE: Tsukioka Yonejirou in the lower left panels with publisher, date and full authentication. This is one of his rarest signatures and accurately dates the scene to between 1864 and 1870.
SIZE: 36.6cm x 25cm (14.4 inches x 10.1 inches) for each panel so Dimensions of the TWO PANELS as shown in the picture are 36.6cm x 50cm (14.4 inches x 20.2 inches)
DATE: 1864 to 1870
OTHER ATTRIBUTES: One of his finest triptychs and I will not give up until I find the Third Panel to complete the entire scene.
NOT FOR SALE – It is shown here only as an example of some of Yoshitoshi’s best works.

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