Yoshitoshi: The Ghost of Wicked Genta Yoshihira Attacking Namba Jiro at Nunobiki Waterfall (Sold)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Ghost of Wicked Genta Yoshihira Attacking Namba Jiro at Nunobiki Waterfall
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”
Minamoto no Yoshihira was a fierce warrior who earned the name “Wicked Genta of Kamakura” as a teenager. He was captured by the enemy and executed beneath a waterfall. This print captures the moment that he then sprang into the air from death as the form of the Thunder God and kills his assailant by hurling a bolt of lightning at him, killing him. From the series “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”.
This story dates from the 12th century wars between the Taira and the Minamoto clans.
Condition: Very good impression and color. Backed, with some trimming top and left.
Publisher: Engraver: Wada
Literature: Stevenson, plate XIX.