Tsurigitsune (The Trapping of the Fox), 1897

by Toshihide (1863 - 1925)

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Tsurigitsune (The Trapping of the Fox), 1897 by Toshihide (1863 - 1925)

Original Toshihide (1863 - 1925) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tsurigitsune (The Trapping of the Fox), 1897

Series; Eighteen Honorable Men and Deeds

Tsurigitsune (The Trapping of the Fox), 1897 - Handsome illustration from the Noh kyogen play "Tsurigitsune," which tells the story of a fox outwitting an old trapper. Disguised as a priest at left, the fox is able to persuade the trapper to toss his trap away. The trapper sits quietly at left, his rolled up trap on the floor before him. The characters are set against a golden yellow background emulating squares of gold leaf, an interesting effect.

Artist - Toshihide (1863 - 1925)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 18 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. Slight separation at ends of vertical centerfold, repaired. A few creases and tiny spots, smudge. Please see photos for details.

Tsurigitsune (The Trapping of the Fox), 1897 by Toshihide (1863 - 1925)
Tsurigitsune (The Trapping of the Fox), 1897 by Toshihide (1863 - 1925)