Momotaro Subduing a Demon, 1856 - Fantastic scene from the folktale of Momotaro (Peach Boy), a boy who emerged from a peach and went off to Devil's Island (Onigashima) to carry off the treasure there, aided by animals he met along the way. Here, he subdues a leering demon, kneeling atop the sprawling creature as prepares to reach for his sword. He wears a red vest decorated with peaches over a fine suit of armor, the personal standard above his back also topped with a golden peach. A terrific image from this classic story, beautifully detailed.
Artist - Edo era artist (not read)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight separation at end of vertical fold, small loss at edge, wormhole, repaired. Creasing, soiling, and rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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