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TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHI

 

 

月岡芳年

うたがわくによしとし

1839-1892

 

 

RAINY DAY TANUKIS

 

 

Series Title:

Tōkyō kaika kyoga meisho

東京開化狂画名所

とうきょうかいかきょがめいしょ

"Comic Pictures of Famous Places

in the Early Days of Tokyo"

 

Subject:

Medicine Peddlers Startled by Gigantic Testes of Tanuki

at Hiroo Plain in Azabu (Azabu Hiroo no hara Senkintanō)

 

Date: 1881

Meiji 14

明治14

 

 

Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi

綱島亀吉

つなかめきち

(The publisher's seal was located along the lower left side

 of the print, but that area has been trimmed off.)

 

 

Size: 6 7/8" x 8 1/2"

 

Signed:

Yoshitoshi giga

       芳年戯画戯画

There are other copies of this print in the

Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Edo Tokyo Museum

and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

 

SOLD!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This print was published as the bottom half of a sheet.

The top image showed a comic tengu scene.

The full sheet can be seen at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are offering another tanuki print.

The one shown above is by Yoshiiku. 

Click on the image above to go to that page.

 

 

 

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