Yoshitoshi: Hayano Wasuke Fujiwara no Tsuneshige holding a severed head.
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Hayano Wasuke Fujiwara no Tsuneshige holding a severed head.
Series: Seichû gishinden “Tales of True Loyalty and Chivalrous Spirit”. http://www.yoshitoshi.net/series/gishinden.html
Date: 1868/6th month
Hayano Wasuke Fujiwara no Tsuneshige (Kayano Wasuke)brandishing a severed head, a servant cowering before him as blood drips to the ground from the grimacing corpse. There is the number “32” just below the series title, but only about 15 designs were thought to be published. Rare series. Full margin, unbacked
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition Mint.
Literature: Keyes series 221(this print not listed)
Signature: Ikkeisai Yoshitoshi hitsu