Bill’s Curated Selection Part II - I assembled this interesting and rare collection of Yoshitoshi over the last year. Yoshitoshi works are a personal favorite. I hope you enjoy shopping my collection as much as I enjoyed putting it together. – Bill
Comments - Incredible Yoshitoshi scene showing a competition among powerful magicians, who appear with many supernatural creatures. At right, a huge snake menaces a young man astride a winged creature, its tongue darting out of its open mount. In the center, a snarling fox confronts an enormous rat as beauty looks up from a scroll with a spider on it. Just above, clouds of smoke billow from a black bowl held out by a seated figure. At left, an elderly man sits atop a large fish, a beauty rides a crane, and a young man unrolls a scroll with two tengu next to him. A fantastic early Yoshitoshi image with amazing detail, including embossing on the elderly man's white kimono and the white feathers of the crane. An outstanding subject illustrating characters from Japanese folklore.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14" x 28 5/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Slight curling, a few wrinkles and creases. Please see photos for details.