Zhang Fei at Changban bridge Glowers at the enemy force on one million

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
1839 - 1892
Zhang Fei at Changban bridge Glowers at the enemy force on one million
CHÔHI CHÔHANKYÔ HYAKUMANZEI NIRAMIKAESU
1884

Woodblock prints, nishiki-e
Vertical ōban triptych, each sheet from the right 360 x 242 mm, 360 x 245 mm,360 x 244 mm, overall size 360 x 731 mm
Signature: Ôju Yoshitoshi ga and red Taiso seal on right sheet.
Publisher: Komiyama Shôhei
Series: Illustrated Romance of the Three Kingdoms
           Sangokushi zue no uchi

Very fine, even impressions, with extensive use of burnished black and fine gradation of colour. Wood-grain in the sky. Very fine colour and condition. Retaining Japanese album backing.

Another fine impression of the triptych is at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession number 11.16289-91