Yoshitoshi: Contents Page for New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Contents Page for New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts
Series: “Thirty-Six Ghosts” (Shinkei sanjurokkaisen)
First edition Contents Page for the series “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”. A spiderweb covers an antique-looking sheet of paper, falling maple leaves scattered about. Maple leaves were a symbol for the dying year and one of Yoshitoshi’s favorite decorative devices. Publication of the series was spread out over the years 1889 to 1892.
Condition: Excellent impression and color: very good condition. Backed, with pigment transfer from a facing sheet.
Dimensions: ôban 35.6 x 24.1 cm
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See Stevenson’s “Thirty-six Ghosts”, number XXIX, page 76.
Signature: Suiko (the calligrapher)