Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: - Richard Kruml

Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Date: 1886

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Source: Richard Kruml
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Description: A fox priest from Tsuki hyakushi, “One Hundred Phases of the Moon.” Based on the Kyogen farce Konkai, “A Fox’s Cry” which tells of a hunter who is lectured on trapping foxes by his uncle, a priest. On his way home his uncle turns into his true form, a fox, and is snared in a trap. Yoshitoshi’s design shows the uncle transmogrifying into a fox. The set published by Akiyama Buemon between 1885 – 92, this design issued 1/1886. One of the best designs from the set. Very good impression and colour. Retains original light album backing. Signed Yoshitoshi Status: Available

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