one sheet; two men fighting; man at left wears red garment with purple lining, green pants with purple floral designs, purple sleeves with black patterning and black boots, and holds the hair of the man at right in his PL hand; man at right wearing yellow kimono, white pants and straw sandals and holds the PL wrist of other man in his PL hand, and holds other man's hair in his PR hand

Sumoto Sakyō, February 1874

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Yoshitoshi lived during a time of drastic and disruptive social change and is considered the last major ukiyo-e artist. He was born into a merchant family and became a student of Utagawa Kuniyoshi in the early 1850s. His earliest published print dates from 1853. Initially he designed images of beautiful women and actors in the Utagawa school style, but then shifted to a more realistic type of depiction. In 1858, he became an independent artist and focused on historical subjects. He gained a reputation as a "war artist" through his depictions of violence. After recovering from a serious nervous disorder in 1873, he started to illustrate newspapers. In the 1880s, he was much sought after and produced many great and important series, but illustrated also a number of books and was active as a painter.

Details
Title
Sumoto Sakyō
Artist Life
1839 - 1892
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2017.106.119
Catalogue Raisonne
Keyes, Courage and Silence (1982), no. 289.13; Iwakiri, Yoshitoshi (2014), p. 284.
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one sheet; two men fighting; man at left wears red garment with purple lining, green pants with purple floral designs, purple sleeves with black patterning and black boots, and holds the hair of the man at right in his PL hand; man at right wearing yellow kimono, white pants and straw sandals and holds the PL wrist of other man in his PL hand, and holds other man's hair in his PR hand