1766. Item #89062
[EHON] Tsukioka Settei (1710-86). ONNA BUYÛ YOSO-OI KURABE. Edo: Suharaya Mohei & Osaka: Onogi Ichibei, Meiwa 3 . Three volumes, string-bound Japanese-style in worn original covers with brushed titles. 26.8x18 cm. Complete. This copy bears the alternative title: EHON SAGASHIGUSA. Settei here signs himself Tsukioka Masanobu. One of the finest and most powerful of the mid-18th century ukiyo-e masters. The line is virile, the compositions daring, and the subject - of brave and powerful women in history - compelling. It is a thoroughly satisfying work. The first printing was issued in Horeki 6 , but this copy is very well printed. And it is a very scarce work in either edition - few copies are located in KSSM. Any works by Settei are unusual, this one even more so. (Toda/Ryerson p.331, Brown p.67, Hillier pp251, 285-7). With some repaired worming, in good condition overall. In a custom clasped chitsu case.