Yoshitoshi: The Cry of the FoxYoshitoshi: The Cry of the Fox
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

Under the pale light of a crescent moon the fox demon – after having appeared to a hunter in the shape of a buddhist priest – gradually loses his human forms and transforms back into a fox.

Title: Konkai (The Cry of the Fox)

Series: Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)

Signature: Yoshitoshi

Seal: Yoshitoshi

Engraver: Enkatsu

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Date: Meiji 19 (1886)

Size: Vertical Oban, 32, 9 x 22,3 cm (image size)

Excellent impression, good colour, with gaufrage (blind printing). Retains old album backing. Excellent condition.

Cf.: Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s one hundred aspects of the moon, No. 13 (Ill.). Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, No. 54.13