Yoshitoshi: The Enlightenment of Jigoku-dayu

Yoshitoshi: The Enlightenment of Jigoku-dayu (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Enlightenment of Jigoku-dayu
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”.
Date: 1890

The former courtesan Jigoku-dayu has just penetrated the illusury sphere of reality and realized the supreme truth of impermanence; the title is “The Enlightenment of Jigoku-dayu”. Her wisdom is reflected in her vision of a courtesan’s procession that consists of skeletons, complete with a skeleton holding a skeletal umbrella over the head of the skeleton courtesan.

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Narrow right margin. Three-color cartouche.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See Stevenson’s “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”, page 46, plate XIV.
Seal: Taiso
Signature: Yoshitoshi