Kunisada: Jiraiya Magically Suspended in Waterfall
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Jiraiya Magically Suspended in Waterfall
Date: 1852 (Rat 8)
Jiraiya is magically suspended in a waterfall, his hand forming a magical mudra, as three women fight in the foreground. Jiraiya was known for his mastery of Frog Magic. Actors from left are Ichikawa Danjuro VIII, Iwai Kumesaburo III, Ichikawa Danjuro VIII, unknown, Iwai Shigematsu I, Arashi Rikan III, Iwai Kumesaburo III in the roles of Jiraya no henshin, Tagoto hime no henshin, Hiki Kurando, jitsu Jiraiya, Tagoto hime jitsu Teruta, Yuminosuke. From the kabuki play Jiraiya goketsu monogatari .
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Shimizuya Naojiro
Literature: ref.: N3, ritsu 006-1878ff
Seal: Kinugasa, Murata
Signature: Toyokuni ga