Kuniyoshi: The Lonely House (Hitotsuya no zu)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: The Lonely House (Hitotsuya no zu)
Series: Tôsei mitate ningyô no uchi
Date: 1856, 2nd month
The Hag of Adachi Moor approaches the sleeping form of her latest victim, who is actually a disguised form of the goddess Kannon. Her beautiful daughter tries to restrain her. Similar composition as a triptych, from 1855: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/the-lonely-house-at-asajigahara-asajigahara-hitotsuya-no-zu-496326.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Some very light creasing.
Literature: Robinson 1961 series 185.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulawnia seal