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Yoshitoshi ryakuga
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Yoshitoshi ryakuga

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Description Kyumonryo Shishin, depicted in fighting stance with his robe falling away to reveal a full-body dragon tattoo, is one of the 108 heros of the "Suikoden" (Chinese "Shui-hu chuan"). This is a Chinese tale about a band of swashbuckling outlaws much loved in Japan. This series of forty half-size prints is made up of subjects from Chinese and Japanese lore. Yoshitoshi drew them in an apparently carefree way, signing each illustration "Yoshitoshi giga"-Yoshitoshi drew for fun.
Provenance Robert S. Shaull [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Yoshitoshi giga
Credit Bequest of Robert S. Shaull, 1990

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1882 (Meiji)
mulberry paper, pigments
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