Yoshitsuya (Triptych)
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The Giant Serpent

Artist: Yoshitsuya (Triptych)
Date: 1858
Size/Format: Oban triptych, each sheet 14 by 9.5 inches
Description: Minamoto no Yorimitsu (944-1021), more familiarly known as Raiko, was commissioned to rid the country of bandits.
In a dark forest Raiko and his retainers are alarmed at the sight of a gigantic snake, created by the supernatural power of the outlaw Hakamadare Yasuke. Raiko's black dog attacked the snake, thus showing the others that the monster was a phantom.
Condition: Slight trimming, some wear and scattered pin-holes to edges of each sheet. Otherwise very good.
Impression: Fine.
Price: £1600    ORDER


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