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Title

Naosuke Gombei ripping off a face

1867

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1867
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    34.5 x 23.5 cm image
    Credit
    Gift of Craig Westgate dedicated to the memory of his brother Owen Geoffrey Westgate 2019
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    155.2019
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    'Twenty-eight famous murders with verse' is a series of gruesome prints based on kabuki and nō plays or events from Japanese history. The series is considered one of the first type of ero guro or erotic grotesque works in Japanese art. Produced earlier in Yoshitoshi’s career, he was thought to be a forerunner of the style which showed extremes of violence or sex in woodblock prints. The print 'Naosuke Gombei ripping off a face' is likely taken from a kabuki story of a servant who crept into his master’s room killing him, his wife and children.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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