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monster attacking wife of carpenter (Hoichi Newspaper, issue #613)
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
    1839–1892
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
  • monster attacking wife of carpenter (Hoichi Newspaper, issue #613), 1875, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 145 x 97.5 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.212
Description

Violence Tale. In a bedroom with gree floor and gray walls, a woman sleeping on plaid mat is being victimized by a huge gray ghost. At left a man in blue and purple sits up on his brown mat bed and recoils in horror at the sight. A brown and white box like object at LR. A black robe hangs on wall at upper left. At top there is a large rectangle seal.