Kuniyoshi: Kyoshi (Chiang Shih)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Kyoshi (Chiang Shih)
Series:  Comparing with the Twenty-Four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety (mitate nijû-yon kô)
Date: 1854

Framed with Chinese flowers and patterns and the title on red, the picture of the upper part of this print depicts one of the scenes of the Chinese version of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety. Above is Chiang Shih catching fish for his mother. Below, the actor Bando Shuka I as the fox-woman Kuzunoha peering across the stream. She wars a broad hat and seems to dance along the flowered stream-bank.

Excellent impression and color: very good condition. Three margins very narrow.

Dimensions: oban
Publisher: Kakumotoya Kinjiro
Seal: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulownia seal
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga