Yoshitoshi: The Ghost of Seigen haunting Sakurahime

Yoshitoshi: The Ghost of Seigen haunting Sakurahime

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Ghost of Seigen haunting Sakurahime
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”
Date: 1889

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.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See “Yoshitoshi’s Thirty-Six Ghosts” by Stevenson, plate v, page 278.
Seal: Taiso; Engraver: Enkatsu
Signature: Yoshitoshi

SKU: YOT698


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