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Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892), "The Story of Priest Nitto of Emmeiin Temple"

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Catalog ID A2404
Artist Yoshitoshi
Title The Story of Priest Nitto of Emmeiin Temple
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title A New Selection of Eastern Brocade
Edition
Date 1885
Publisher Tsunashima
Reference No
Size 14 -3/4 x 20 " (diptych)
Condition Fine, with fresh colors.
Price $1600.00
Shipping (US) $59.00
Shipping (Non-US) $180.00
Sale Price $1100.00

Notes: Minor thinning area in very upper margin (left sheet only).

Priest Nitto was known as a womanizer and his favorite was the head servant girl, Okoro. In this design, Priest Nikko checks the privacy of their romantic encounter. His lustful behavior would be discovered and thus he was executed in 1803.

The series 'Shinsen azuma nishike-e' was published between 1885 amd 1889, and the designs are based on episodes from kabuki plays.