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Artist:Toyohara Chikanobu 豊原周延 (1838-1912)
Description: No.4 Tamamo no mae (玉藻前), from the series Eastern brocades: day and night compared (Azuma Nishiki Chūya Kurabe 東錦晝夜竸). Published by Kobayashi Tetsujiro in 1886. This print refers to the legend of Tamamo no mae, a beautiful woman who was also an evil nine-tailed fox (see cartouche) who set out to kill Emperor Konoe and take the throne: in the end her plan and disguise was discovered and she was killed, which turned her into the Sessho-seki (殺生石) or 'killing stone': killing anyone coming into touch with it.
Signed:Yōshū Chikanobu hitsu, with toshidama seal.
Size:Oban tate-e
Condition:Very good impression, colour and condition.
Price:Euro 225 SOLD