Woodblock Printed Diptych of Scene from The Tongue-Cut Sparrow by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
[Japan] Impressive woodblock printed diptych showing the greedy old lady who chooses the large basket, thinking there will be more riches in it, not knowing that it contains all sorts of creatures that will end up tearing her to pieces when she gets home! Yoshitoshi at his wonderful best.
[Tokyo] Kobayashi Tetsujiro. ND but 1886.
Each panel approx. 36.3 x 23.5cm.
In fair condition. Wear, stains and damage at edges. Both panels backed and the backing papers are also stained and worn. Priced accordingly. u33071018