Collection: Yoshitoshi 21

Sotheran’s are pleased to present a collection of prints by Yoshitoshi & prints from the Meiji era. 

Yoshitoshi is widely recognised as the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing. He is also regarded as one of the times greatest innovators. His career spanned two eras – the last years of Edo period Japan, and the first years of modern Japan following the Meiji Restoration. Like many Japanese, Yoshitoshi was interested in new things from the rest of the world, but over time he became increasingly concerned with the loss of many aspects of traditional Japanese culture, among them the traditional form of woodblock printing.

His contribution to ukiyo-e has been summarised by Stevenson below:

“Yoshitoshi's courage, vision and force of character gave ukiyo-e another generation of life, and illuminated it with one last burst of glory.”

— John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, 1992.

The Meiji era is an important part of Japans history ranging from 1868 to 1912. This period represented great change for Japan and led them to adopting many modern Western influences in contrast to their traditions of the past.

The exhibition will be on display in the Print Department from Friday 10th December, running until Christmas Eve 2021. We hope you enjoy our latest Japanese exhibition.

All prints come mounted ready for framing. Sizes given include outer dimensions of mounts.

41 items
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). The Enlightenment of Jigoku-Dayu.
    The Enlightenment of Jigoku-Dayu
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    £1,000.00
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    £1,000.00
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). Famous Courtesan Takao.
    Famous Courtesan Takao
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    £800.00
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    £800.00
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). The Fox Woman Kuzunoha leaving her child.
    The Fox Woman Kuzunoha leaving her child
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    £1,300.00
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). A Buddhist Monk Receives cassia seeds on a moonlit night.
    A Buddhist Monk Receives cassia seeds on a moonlit night
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    £1,300.00
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    £1,300.00
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). Ranmaru and the Mysterious Tree Fern.
    Ranmaru and the Mysterious Tree Fern
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    £1,400.00
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    £1,400.00
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). Prince Raigo of Miidera.
    Prince Raigo of Miidera
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    £1,300.00
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    £1,300.00
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). A Glimpse of the Moon.
    A Glimpse of the Moon
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    £1,200.00
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    £1,200.00
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). Huai River moon — Wu Zixu.
    Huai River moon — Wu Zixu
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892). Karukaya Doshin and Ishidomaru.
    Karukaya Doshin and Ishidomaru
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    £300.00
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    £300.00