Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Series: Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road
Yamauba, the wild woman of the mountain, here dressed for a role in a Nôh play named after her, descending from a magical cloud in a remote mountain landscape, her fan aloft.. The cloud is printed with lead pigment, lending it a ghostly effect. Her prestine white face stands out amidst the dark and austere landscape. The lack of background details would be in keeping with the treatment of the staging of a Noh play.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Yawataya Sakujirô
Literature: See Sarah Thompson’s “The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô”, figure 33, page 82.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga