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(1839 - 1892)
New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts
The Death Stone of Nasu Moor

Signed:                        Yoshitoshi
Artist's seal:                (undeciphered)
Publisher:                    Sasaki Toyokichi (first edition)
Dated:                           05 October, 1890
Size:                              c. 37 x 25 cms / c. 14 1/2" x 9 7/8"

FINE impression and color, beautiful oxidation
of parts of Tamamo-no Mae's garment. Minor
paper toning, else fine condition.

- FIRST edition. -

Ref. no.:  # 743066
Price:       € 1,800.00

Please see for comparison:
a spectacular, finished preparatory drawing (hanshita-e) for a woodblock print triptych by Utagawa YOSHITORA (fl. 1850-80),
depicting two elements of the story of Tamamo-no-Mae in a cartoon-like style, shown in the of our web gallery.

John Stevenson, "Yoshitoshi's Thirty-six Ghosts", New York / Tokyo, 1983; cat. no. XXIII, with detailed descriptions
of the print and of the legendary events around Tamamo-no-Mae, an evil fox, and the Emperor, Toba.

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