Yoshitoshi -- "Moon of the Lonely House"

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Title "Moon of the Lonely House" ("Hitotsuya no Tsuki")
Series "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" ("Tsuki Hyakuhi")
Date 1890
Publisher Akiyama Buemon (Tokyo)
Carver na
Image Size 8 3/4 x 12 7/8
Impression Excellent. Skillful "bokashi" shading to grey background, wall and foreground; "gauffrage" pattern to cartouche; crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines and other details.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (Only minor surface scratching.) Original Japanese album backing.
Reference/Illus Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" pl #85; Ronin Gallery pl #85, pg 24.
Comments Dramatic image. The house at Asaji where travelers would stay was haunted by a wicked hag who would kill them to obtain their blood for her lord.
Item # CG-884
Price $575