The Yugao Chapter from The Tale of Genji - This incredible ghost image is one of the great masterpieces of Yoshitoshi's career and a series favorite. The print depicts the ghost of one of Genji's most mysterious and alluring loves - a woman he called Yugao (after the flowers) as she wouldn't tell him her name. The jealous spirit of one of Genji's former mistresses killed her. Here, she floats through the image, a classic ghost depiction, and a flowering vine wraps around the figure and twists through the print. The full moon shines overhead.
Yoshitoshi’s Yugao design from the Moon series is one of the artist’s great prints and is considered the most desirable design from the series. Normally this print is sold in the range of $5,000 to $10,000, sometimes higher. Prices are based on the dealer, printing, and condition. We are excited to start this original Yugao print at $25, any high bid wins! Note the print is nicely printed with excellent wide margins. Good luck!
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Stitching holes at side. Staining, toning, slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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