Nitta Tadatsune Discovering an Apparition by Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Print Title: Nitta Tadatsune Discovering an Apparition, from the series Shinkei sanjurokkaisen (The new forms of the thirty-six ghosts)
1st Publication: 1889
Size: Oban; 14" x 9 1/4" (35.5 x 23.5 cm)
Date of this edition: 1889, 1st edition
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Condition: Restored crack in the upper left corner, else fine.
More About this Print: A valiant samurai has moved through a tunnel to a cave in Mount Fuji. He notices the goddess of mercy, Kannon. They start a conversation. She will praise his courage.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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