Yoshiiku Utagawa, Mokichi and his Wife Tsuyo, Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun Newspaper

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Yoshiiku Utagawa (1833-1904)
Title: Mokichi and his wife Tsuyo
Series title: Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun Newspaper
Publisher: Gusokuya
Date: 1874-1875
Size: 23.3 x 36 cm
Condition: Light soiling, some wear on the margins.

Newspapers began to flourish with the Meiji restoration and over seventy newspapers of some description existed by 1873 when censorship on reporting about current events softened. The sensational news stories provided a rich source of material for artists' designs, from the scandalous to the tragic. Yoshiiku's images,alongside those by other woodblock print artists, offer a valuable insight into daily life in the Meiji period.

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Print Format Oban (Vertical)
Artist Name Yoshiiku Utagawa
Title Mokichi and his wife Tsuyo
Subject Male & Female, Others
Dimensions 23.3 x 36 cm
Condition Report Light soiling, some wear on the margins.