Kunisada: Triptych of Actors Opening Palanquin and Discovering the Fox Woman
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Triptych of actors and palanquin
Actors from left: Arashi Rikan III, Ichikawa Danjuro VIII (inset), Arashi Rikan III, unknown, Ichikawa Danjuro VIII, Ichikawa Ebizo V (inset). Roles: Yokanbei, Abe no Yasuna (inset), Kuzunoha kitsune, Abe no Seimei, Yakanbei, Ashiya Doman Michitaru (inset) From the play: Ashiya dauman ochi kagami Kuzu no ha Abe no dôji. Kuzu no ha is the fox woman. It seems she has just been discovered inside a luxurious palanquin, along with a young child. The actors to the left and right are in full-body red makeup and strike dramatic poses.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Izutsuya Shokichi
Signature: Kochoro Toyokuni ga