Yoshitora: Cat Witch triptych
Artist: Utagawa Yoshitora
Title: Cat Witch triptych
Date: ca. 1850-51
Inukai Genpachi battles the Cat Witch on Mount Kôshin. The witch has appeared on a cloud to the awe of even her devilish compatriots. Genpachi seems to be readying his arrows and bow as he subdues his horse with his foot.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Kojimaya Jûbei
Literature: See MFA website; Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #290; Chiba City Mus., Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #116; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #130; Zusetsu Nihon no koten 19, Kyokutei Bakin (1980), fig. 347.
Seal: censor’s seals of Watanabe and Kinugasa
Signature: Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga