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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Under the pale light of a crescent moon the fox demon – after having appeared to a hunter in the shape of a buddhist priest – gradually loses his human form and transforms back into a fox.
Title: Konkai (The Cry of the Fox)
Series: Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)
Block cutter: Enkatsu
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon, Tokyo
Date: Meiji 19 (1886)
Size: Vertical Oban, 32, 8 x 22,3 cm (image size)
Very good impression and good colour, with gauffrage (embossing). Retains old album backing. Paper a little age toned, else very nice condition.
Cf.: Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s one hundred aspects of the moon, No. 13 (Ill.). Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, No. 54.13