Yoshitoshi / Matsushima no Tsubone, Comparison of Beauties of Ancient and Modern Lady

SKU: C21154
Price ¥45,000
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年代 : -
サイズ : 大判
刷 : 良
保存 : 良
詳細 : 少汚れ / 少シワ




Date : -
Size : O-ban
Impression : Good
Condition : Good
Detail : Slight browning / Slight creasing

This work depicts the sad story of Matsushima-no-Tsubone.
Matsushima-no-Tsubone was initially promised to be the wife of Yoshihide, the third son of Wada Yoshimori, but Yoshitoki's second son Tomotoki, who had been in love with Matsushima resented this and appealed to the nun shogun Masako.
Masako understood Tomotoki's feelings, and secretly tried to give Matsushima to Tomotoki, but Matsushima felt that if she married someone else, she would be unfaithful to Yoshihide, to whom she had promised, and if she disobeyed Masako, she would be disloyal.
After much deliberation, Matsushima finally chose to commit suicide.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839 - 92) is a Ukiyo-e artist who was active from the end of the Tokugawa shogunate to Meiji-era.
He had created various types of artworks, and we can see his unique expression styles in each genre of the works.
He was one of the most important and popular Ukiyo-e artists in the Meiji-era and also had a lot of pupils who became famous not only in the Japanese painting field but also western painting field. Sometimes he is called "The last Ukiyo-e artist".
He was also loved by a lot of writers, for instance, Tanizaki Junichiro, Mishima Yukio, and Edogawa Ranpo. The beautiful and fascinating artworks that were kept creating even he was in the mental disorder enthrall people from all around the world.

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