#11 in the series: 'Eimei nijūhasshūku (英名 二十八 衆句 - 28 Famous Murders with Verse)', of which Yoshitoshi produced half, with Yoshiiku (1833-1904) being responsible for the others. The series contains illustrations of events which often have a historical background, and were usually well-known from kabuki and noh plays.
It dates from quite early in Yoshitoshi's career, when he was about twenty-seven, two decades before his well-known masterpieces such as his great series "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" (1885-1892), and "New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts" (1889-1892).
The series contains text by what is claimed to be ten different writers.
Publisher: Sano-ya Tomigorō (Kinseidō)
Condition: Backed on edo-era paper. Stains and paper damage as shown.