Yoshitoshi: The Fox-Woman Kuzunoha Leaving her Child

Yoshitoshi: The Fox-Woman Kuzunoha Leaving her Child

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Fox-Woman Kuzunoha Leaving her Child
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”
Date: 1890

The beautiful Kuzunoha is transforming back into her vixen self, her young boy tragically tugging on her kimono. As a fox she had been rescued from fox-hunters by Abe no Yasuna, a 10th century nobleman. She reappeared as a beautiful young woman, whom he married. After three years she transforms back into her fox self, and leaves a poem written on a sliding screen, “If you think of me with love, come seek me in the forests of Shinoda, and you will find a kuzu-no-ha (kudzu) leaf”.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some smudging of red ink. Backed.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Sasaki; Engraver: Chokuzan
Literature: Stevenson, plate XX.
Seal: Yoshitoshi
Signature: Yoshitoshi

SKU: YOT397


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