Yoshitoshi: The Ghost of Seigen haunting Sakurahime
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Ghost of Seigen haunting Sakurahime
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”
The beautiful courtesan Sakurahime is disturbed by the ghost of Seigen, who loved her to the point of obsession. The ghost appears as a hazy shape on the sliding door behind her, emerging eerily from the smoke billowing up from the fire lower left. Her gown is decorated with cherry blossoms, which usually indicate the transience of life.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Unbacked. Some wrinkles at bottom and ink stain verso.
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See “Yoshitoshi’s Thirty-Six Ghosts” by Stevenson, plate v, page 278.
Seal: Taiso; Engraver: Enkatsu