Tsukioka Yoshitoshi


New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts: The Fox-Woman Kuzunoha Leaving Her Child
(Shingata sanjurokkaisen: Shinkei Sanjurokkaisen: Kuzunoha Kitsune doji ni wakaruru no zu)

the fox-bride Kuzunoha turns away from her son tugging at her kimono, while her body and hair are that of a beauty, the silhouette of her face through the shoji door is the unmistakable form of a vixen, her black obi embellished with burnishing; signed on the shoji panel at left, Yoshitoshi, with artist's rectangular seal Yoshitoshi, the series title Shinkei Sanjurokkaisen along the top margin, the print title in the two-color cartouche at the upper right, dated at lower left margin, Meiji nijusannen (Meiji 23 [1890]), followed by publisher's details of Sasaki Toyokichi (Tokyo, Kyobashi-ku, Owari-cho 2-1), and by carver's seal Chokuzan

oban tate-e 14 3/8 by 9 7/8 in., 36.6 by 25 cm

John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Thirty-Six Ghosts, 1983, p. 58, no. xx
John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales- New Forms of Thirty-Six Strange Things, 2005. p. 122, no. 20

price: Sold


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145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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