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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (月岡芳年)

Print: Title page for the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyū Suikoden - 美勇水滸伝)

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Dates: circa 1866 - 1867,created
Dimensions: 7.0 in,9.375 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
一魁斎芳年画

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Marega Collection, Universita Pontificia Salesiana;

Physical description:

"The chūban prints from this series were printed two to a block and then cut... The production of the set lasted from 4/1866-4/1867. Once completed, it was issued with an unsigned, undated title page and a contents page that itemised all fifty prints, with the signature Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga (picture by Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi) and the name of Kanagaki Robun in the left margin."

Quoted from: Yoshitoshi: Masterpieces from the Ed Freis Collection, page 85. The authors note that there appears to be a later edition where the publisher's seal has been left blank.

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Notice the dragon and the tiger in the border decoration - a common pairing of rivals.