Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Lady Yodo Essays by Yoshitoshi, 1873
14.37 x 9.75 in (36.50 x 24.76 cm)
7823 / INV. # 10155209
Publisher: Masadaya Condition: Fine impression and color. Repair of tear at edge of signature cartouche, otherwise fine condition. 1st edition. Lady yodo was Toyotomo Hideyoshi's concubine and was living in Yodo Castle. In 1598 Hideyoshi died and Ieyasu Tokugawa began uniting the Daimyos in a civil war and staking his claim to the Shogunate, she panicked and fled to Osaka Castle and commited suicide with her son. The smoke in the print represents the destruction and burning of Osaka Castle.