Yoshitoshi: The Lonely House on Adachi Moor (Sold)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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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. This design seems to tap into the archetype of the crone--elderly women blamed and misunderstood for centuries in many cultures. First state, with the purple bruise-marks on the victim.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Untrimmed first edition.
Dimensions: ôban diptych (74.3 x 25.7 cm)
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


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