The Cry of the Fox

The Cry of the Fox

Oban tate-e (9.5 by 14 ins approx.)
Catalogue ID: Yoshitoshi M13
Artist: Yoshitoshi
Date: 1886
Series: 100 Aspects of the Moon
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Description: Foxes were magical creatures in old Japan. They were not necessarily malicious, but they were fond of practical jokes and it was best not to cross them. They possessed special powers; the most important of which was the ability to take human shape. The fox in this design is beginning to lose his human shape. His hands still clutch a rosary, but his face has changed back to a fox’s.
Condition: Fine, retains Japanese album backing
Impression: Fine

Availability: Available

£1,800.00