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The Courtier and poet Ariwara no Yukihara and two Awabi divers

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The Courtier and poet Ariwara no Yukihara and two Awabi divers
by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) Taiso

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Artist: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) Taiso 月岡芳年
Title: The Courtier and poet Ariwara no Yukihara and two Awabi divers
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1886
Publisher 1st edition?Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Publisher (this edition)?Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Diptych
Format (this edition): Diptych
DB artwork code: 39242
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Wednesday, 3 May 2006

ARTIST:
Yoshitoshi

FORMAT:
Oban, Diptych. (14" x 19").

DATE:
1886.

DESCRIPTION:
The Courtier and poet, Ariwara no Yukihara, and two Awabi divers. (In fact, the sisters Murasame and Matsukaze).

PUBLISHER:
Kobayashi Tetsujirô.

CONDITION:
A residual water stain to right edge of left sheet, areas of slight soiling to lower part of left sheet, some overall trimming, a tear to upper part of right sheet (expertly restored). Right sheet only retains Japanese album backing. Fine impression with fresh colour. Extensive application of mica (silver dust). One of Yoshitoshi's finest designs in the diptych format.

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