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Toshihide (1862-1925)

Maple Leave Viewing

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#JP110258
Toshihide (1862-1925)
Maple Leave Viewing
Series:
The Eighteen Famous Scenes
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Date:
1899
Size:
15" x 18.5"
Signature:
Oju Gosai
Condition:
Very good color, impression and state, light creases to paper, light soiling, embellished with embossing and burnishing.
$450.00

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Details

Publisher:
Akiyama
Seals:
Gosai

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.

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