Yoshitoshi: The Moon of the Lonely HouseYoshitoshi: The Moon of the Lonely House
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

A hunched old woman in a lonely old dilapidated house is peering around the corner with a torch to see whether her prospective murder victim is asleep. A scene from an old japanese horror story, „Onibaba“, also known as „The old hag of Adachigahara“

Title: Hitotsuya no tsuki (The Moon of the Lonely House)

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

Signature: Yoshitoshi

Seal: Taiso

Engraver: Yamamoto

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Date: Meiji 23 (1890)

Size: Vertical Oban, 32,8 x 22,3 cm (image size)

Excellent impression colour, with gaufrage (blind printing). Retains old album backing. Very faint creasing in bottom area, otherwise excellent condition.

Cf.: Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s one hundred aspects of the moon, No. 68 (Ill.). Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty & Violence, No. 54.84

€ 580,-