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Toshihide (1862 - 1925)

Minazuki, June

Series: Twelve Months of Beauties
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1901
Size (H x W): 14.5 x 9.75 (inches)
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Signature: Toshihide ga
Conditon: Very good color, impression, light surface wear on margin, embellished with silver pigment, burnishing and embossing.
$350.00

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About the artist

Toshihide Migita initially worked under the name Toyohiko. He started off his career under the guidance of the Western-style painter Kunisawa Shikuro. In 1877, Toshihide began to study printmaking under Yoshitoshi. Toshihide’s best work is seen in his prints of the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars. These designs stand out from the work of his contemporaries, as Toshihide did turn to caricature, but granted the Chinese and Russian soldiers dignity. He also produced a very well-received series called Twelve Aspects of Beautiful Women in 1901. This series reflected the influence of Yoshitoshi, Toshihide's teacher, and Yoshitoshi's similar 1888 series Thirty-Two Aspects of Women.