Yoshitora Japanese Woodblock Printing Block
Yoshitora (active 1836-82)
Signature on the block is Mōsai ga which is also known as Utagawa Yoshitora
Japanese woodblock print printing block
Date: Mid 1800's
Block of hard wood, with relief cuts to prevent cracking
7 1/2 x 10 5/8"
Beautifully carved key block for two book covers. Scenes of warriors and a monster.
The last photo is color enhanced and reversed to better see the signature.