Yoshitoshi -- "Takeda Katsuchiyo Killing an Old Badger in the Moonlight"

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Title "Takeda Katsuchiyo Killing an Old Badger in the Moonlight"
Series "New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts"
("Shinkei Sanjurokkassen")
Date 1889 (1902, Second (and only later) Edition)
Publisher Daikoku-ya Heikichi
(Tokyo, 1818-1923)
Carver na
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillful "bokashi" shading to cartouche, tree, and background; extensive "gauffrage" pattern to kimono; "burnishing" to kimono's black areas; very crisp, highly detailed carving; two-color cartouche.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. Retains original album backing; wide margins.
(Single thin area top center (backed), small hole upper/left margin corner.)
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Thirty-Six Ghosts" pl #3, pg 24; Ronin Gallery pl #22, pg 3.
Comments Takeda Katsuchiyo is boyhood name for Takeda Shingen, seen here killing a badger.
Item # BG-787
Price $975 (Sold--SC)