Yoshitaki, Fight in the Snow

Utagawa Yoshitaki (1841 - 1899) Fight in the Snow, 1862. Deluxe Chuban diptych.

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This superb diptych is - try as I might - unknown… at least to us. It is an outstanding print. A jewel box of a print,  littered with burnishing, embossing, hand applied gofun for the snowflakes, and in perfect condition. The figure on the left is especially striking, in a fire breathing dragon costume. Wonderful oxidation of metallic elements in areas such as the gorgeous grey sky.

Colour, impression and condition all very fine. Unbacked and unattached

36 x 25 cm.