Original woodblock print - Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) - Takeda killing an old badger - From the series "New forms of thirty-six ghosts" - 1902

Description
Original woodblock print - Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) - Takeda killing an old badger - From the series "New forms of thirty-six ghosts" - 1902
Good condition, see description

Original woodblock print - Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) - Takeda killing an old badger - From the series "New forms of thirty-six ghosts" - 1902

This is the story of Takeda Katsuchio attacking the wooden horse where he had stored his saddle. The horse had been taken over by the spirit of a badger and recognizing the deception, Takeda killed the animal. A dramatic scene with the wooden horse tipping backward, the blankets, reins and fringe fluttering as Takeda swings his sword. The badger tumbles to the ground at right, its mouth open in a howl of pain.

The series 'New forms of thirty-six ghosts' was published in two editions, this print is from the second edition of 1902 by publisher Matsuki Heikichi

Good condition, margins slightly trimmed

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Material
Paper
Period
1902
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Title of artwork
Takeda killing an old badger - From the series "New forms of thirty-six ghosts"
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
35×23.5×0.01 cm
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