Yoshitoshi: Murder by Moonlight (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Murder by Moonlight
Series: Twenty-eight Famous Murders with Verse (Eimei nijuhasshuku)
Date: 1866

Inga Kozô Rokunosuke wipes the blood from his sword. He looks up at the cloud-covered full moon, his expression more self-satisfied than remorseful. Before him on the steps we see the clothing of his victim and quite a bit of blood. In this first edition the blood has been printed with a special substance that mimics dried, shiny blood. There is also blindprinting in the white title cartouche.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Untrimmed and unbacked.
Dimensions: ôban (37.2 x 24.4 cm)
Publisher: Kinseidô
Literature: Beaty & Violence, series #16.2. Keyes number 183.2.
Seal: Kiri
Signature: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu