Yoshitoshi: Kobayakawa Takakage Debating with the Tengu of Mt. Higo.
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Kobayakawa Takakage Debating with the Tengu of Mt. Higo.
Series: New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts
The great 16th century warrior Kobayakawa Takakage (1532-1597) sits fearlessly as the wise Tengu of Mount Hiko appears in a mysterious fog. The Tengu is attired as a yamabushi, or itinerant mountain priest with a robe featuring oxidized lead pigment. With a three-color cartouche (first edition).
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Narrow left margin and backing.
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See Stevenson’s “Thirty-six Ghosts”, number XXIX, page 76.