Preparatory Drawing of 'One Hundred Ghost Stories from China and Japan: Nikki Danjo Naonori'
(Wakan hyaku monogatari: Nikki Danjo Naonori)
ink on paper with touches of grey and rose wash; with artist's signature in double-gourd shaped cartouche at lower right corner, Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga, ca. 1865
15 3/8 by 11 in., 39 by 28 cm
Compositionally, all of the elements of this design correspond with the final version of the print, suggesting that this is a near 'block-ready' drawing. The series title cartouche and the text cartouche have yet to be completed including details on pronunciation and the addition of the author's (Kikubatei Roko).
Waseda University Theatre Museum, no. 201-4205
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession nos. 11.37619 and 11.37645
(inv. no. 10-5201)
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