Kunisada: Bando Shuka I as the Fox Woman
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Bando Shuka I as the Fox Woman
Arashi Rikaku II as the Fox Woman Kuzunoha, who holds a baby and writes a message on a screen with her teeth. Inset is Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Abe no Yasuna in the inset circle. Kuzunoha’s robe has a light layer of lead pigment which oxidizes to a deep grey.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban Diptych
Publisher: Ebisuya Shoshichi (Kinshodo)
Literature: See MFA website online.
Seal: Mera, Watanabe (censors)
Signature: Toyokuni ga