Yoshitoshi - The huge ground spider
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raikô) is drawing out his sword to defend himself against the huge ground spider.
Title: Minamoto no Yorimitsu tsuchigumo o kiru zu (Minamoto no Yorimitsu Striking at the Ground Spider)
Series: Shinkei (or Shingata) Sanjûrokkaisen (New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts)
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Date: Meiji 25 (1892)
Size: Oban, 35,8 x 23,8 cm (paper size)
Very good impression, colours and condition. With relief printing, glossy overprint and partly printed with silver pigments. Left and upper margin just a tiny bit trimmed, old backing.
„The carefull (!) printing and the use of special effects like gauffrage, dosa and surface polishing makes this a perfect example of Meiji-publishing” Charlotte van Rappard-Boon, in: The Age of Yoshitoshi. catalogue of the Collection of Japanese Prints, Part V, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 1990, pp 40.
Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, pp 141. No 65.32.
Fig. in: Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s Thirty-Six Ghosts, Seattle 19922, No XXXII (pp 82)