The Fox Lady Kuzunoha

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Fox Lady Kuzunoha by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Fox Lady Kuzunoha

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene from the tale of a magic fox that takes human form to marry the samurai who had saved her from hunters. Here, the fox lady Kuzunoha grins oddly as she looks at her husband, Abe no Yasuna, who carries their child on his back. The boy had caught a glance at her in her true form, so she decided that she must leave her family and return to the forest as a fox. She holds a traveling hat as she prepares to go. Yasuna looks back at her with an angry frown, the young boy clinging to his shoulders with a frightened expression. Red flames flicker in the evening sky, a sign of a supernatural event taking place, and autumn grasses and blossoms fill the background. Nakamura Shikan plays Kuzunoha. An attractive image from this popular drama.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 1 3 1/2" x 18 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Small loss at edge, a few small holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, vertical crease at side. Please see photos for details.

The Fox Lady Kuzunoha by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Fox Lady Kuzunoha by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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