Battle of Demons Drawings

Battle of Demons Drawings (Sold)

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Artist: Unknown
Title: Battle of Demons Drawings
Date: Meiji Period (late 19th century)

Preparatory drawing for an illustrated book (ehon) showing a battle between skeletal demonic forces (left) and household object demonic forces (right). The creatures on the right include one made entirely of bottles who throws a fearful liquid on his foes with two hands. One participant seems made of lanterns, while others are perhaps made of spinning tops, or perhaps cookpots. Most brandish weapons of different types, and two hold standards. The main skeletal demon’s standard seems to be a dead fish.

Condition: Laid down onto backing sheet.
Dimensions: 24 x 33 cm (paper size)
Signature: Unsigned