Yoshitoshi: The Yotsuya Ghost Story

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Yotsuya Ghost Story
Series: New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts
Date: 1892

Peaceful moment of the beautiful and virtuous Oiwa cradling her young son, an unusually tranquil scene selected from a kabuki play that is famous for its bloodcurdling violence. The subtle foreshadowing takes the form of a sash that rears up like a snake preparing to strike her.

Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Backed.
Dimensions: ôban (36.5 x 25.1 cm)
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See Stevenson’s Yoshitoshi’s Thirty Six Ghosts, plate XXXV, page 88.
Seal: Yoshitoshi
Signature: Yoshitoshi