Arrowroot Flower of Shinoda Wood: Nakamura Shikan IV as the Fox Kuzunoha, 1862

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Arrowroot Flower of Shinoda Wood: Nakamura Shikan IV as the Fox Kuzunoha, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Arrowroot Flower of Shinoda Wood: Nakamura Shikan IV as the Fox Kuzunoha, 1862

Series; Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Tosei mitate sanjuroku kasen)

Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers - Handsome design from a late Toyokuni III series pairing kabuki actors with flowers. Each print features a half-length figure with a title cartouche that takes the form of a book surrounded by the selected flower. These attractive designs are nicely colored and detailed, with soft shading in the backgrounds. A rarely seen series, also translated as "Modern Comparison of the Thirty-six Poets."

Arrowroot Flower of Shinoda Wood: Nakamura Shikan IV as the Fox Kuzunoha, 1862 - Interesting kabuki portrait of Nakamura Shikan IV as the fox Kuzunoha. After the samurai Abe no Yasuna saved the fox from hunters, she returned in human form as the beauty Kuzunoha to tend his wounds, and the couple married. Here, she looks over her shoulder with a saucy grin, wearing a blue outer robe over a red kimono patterned with chrysanthemums. An expressive figure, beautifully detailed with burnishing on the black lacquer hat.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9 3/8"

Condition - Nice detail. A few small repairs.

Arrowroot Flower of Shinoda Wood: Nakamura Shikan IV as the Fox Kuzunoha, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Arrowroot Flower of Shinoda Wood: Nakamura Shikan IV as the Fox Kuzunoha, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Arrowroot Flower of Shinoda Wood: Nakamura Shikan IV as the Fox Kuzunoha, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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