Yoshitoshi: Tametomo’s Ferocity Drives Away the Smallpox Demons

Yoshitoshi: Tametomo’s Ferocity Drives Away the Smallpox Demons

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Tametomo’s Ferocity Drives Away the Smallpox Demons
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”.
Date: 1890

The larger-than-life warrior Minamoto no Tametomo lived in the twelfth century and was twice sent into exile by the emperor. His bow was so large it is said that it took three ordinary men to bend it. His presence is so imposing that in this scene he only needs to gesture at the anti-smallpox talisman with his right hand and give a fixed stare and the smallpox demons in the upper corner take flight.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Backed

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See Stevenson’s “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”, page 36, plate IX.
Seal: Yoshitoshi
Signature: Yoshitoshi

SKU: YOT215


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