Yoshitoshi: The Lonely House on Adachi Moor (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Lonely House on Adachi Moor
Date: 1885

Yoshitoshi’s most shocking design. The hag of Adachi Moor is a theme Yoshitoshi returned to many times, as did his teacher Kuniyoshi. The total helplessness of the pregnant woman, combined with the pure evil of the wrinkled crone is brilliantly executed and technically genius.

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Untrimmed and unbacked.
Dimensions: ôban diptych
Publisher: Matsui Eikichi
Literature: See “The Bizarre Imagery of Yoshitoshi: The Herbert R. Cole Collection” number 29, page 62. See also “Beauty & Violence” figure 50, page 70.
Seal: Yoshitoshi
Signature: Ôju Yoshitoshi