Yoshitoshi - Warrior and centipedeYoshitoshi - Warrior and centipede
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

Fujiwara no Hidesato is shooting the giant centipede at the Dragon King’s Palace; in behind the king's daughter, Otohime.

Title: Fujiwara no Hidesato Ryugujo goko o iru no zu (Fujiwara no Hidesato Shooting the centipede at the Dragon King’s Palace)

Series: Shinkei (or Shingata) Sanjûrokkaisen (New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts)

Signature: Yoshitoshi

Seal: Yoshitoshio

Woodcutter: Hori Yu

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi

Date: Meiji 23 (1890)

Size: Oban, 35,8 x 23,8 cm (paper size)

Very good impression, colours and condition. With relief printing and glossy overprint. Left margin somewhat 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, p 40.

Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, pp 141. No 65.15.
Fig. in: Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s Thirty-Six Ghosts, Seattle 19922, No XVIII (pp 54)