Kuniyoshi: Kizonohuna writing on a screen (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Kizonohuna writing on a screen
Date: 1850

Bandô Shûka I as Kuzunoha kitsune (fox woman) writing a farewell poem on a shôji screen, holding her only child. Left is Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Abe no Yasuna. From the play “Ashiya dauman ochi kagami” at the Nakamura theater.Note the actor prints that have been pasted to the lower portion of the wall, one seemingly signed “Kuniyoshi”. Provenance: Huguette Beres.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban diptych
Publisher: Ota-ya Takichi
Literature: See Kuniyoshi Project
Seal: With the Beres circular seal on the back.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulownia seal