Edo Period, Kabuki, Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Toyokuni III, Fox, Myth For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 8 images

Edo Period, Kabuki, Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Toyokuni III, Fox, Myth

About

Artist: Toyokuni III Utagawa (1786-1865) Title: Abe no Yasuna and the White Fox Woman (Kuzunoha) Publisher: Fujiokaya Keijiro Date: 1847-1852 Dimensions: (L) 24.3 x 36 (C) 25.3 x 36.1 (R) 25.1 x 36.5 cm The play, 'Abe no Yasuna and the White Fox Woman', also known as Kuzunoha, is deeply rooted in Japanese myth and retells the events of a popular legend on the kabuki stage. After the nobleman Abe no Yasuna saves a fox from a hunter, he encounters an alluring young lady on his way back home. The woman eventually becomes his wife and bears him a son, Abe no Semei, who will later be recognized as a renowned diviner of the imperial court. Yet, the happy family is soon separated when it is revealed that Abe no Yasuna's wife is actually the fox he saved in human form. Once their true identity is discovered, a magical fox must return to their domain. Before she goes, the fox leaves her family some poignant words of parting: "If you love me, darling, come and see me - you will find me yonder in the great wood of Shinoda in Izumi Province, where arrowroot leaves always rustle in a pensive mood".

Details

  • Creator
    Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (Artist)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1847-1852
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 14.38 in. x W 29.41 in. x D 0.04 in.H 36.5 cm x W 74.7 cm x D 1 mm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    JG091867
  • Reference Number
    LU2404313476482
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Gold
1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in London, GB
More From This Seller
Utagawa Toyokuni Diptych Japanese Woodblock Print Ukiyo-e, Tragic Love Story
Utagawa Toyokuni Diptych Japanese Woodblock Pri...
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Antique 1850s Japanese Edo Prints
Paper
Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni III (1786-1864) Title: Ghost of Kamada Matahachi and Kikuno Publisher: Isekane Kichi Date: 1855 Measures: (L) 24.9 x 36.8, (R) 24.9 x 36.8 The drama b...
Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Aka Shōki, Oni Demon, Ukiyo-e, Edo Period Art
Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Aka Shōki, O...
Hasegawa Sadanobu I
Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Prints
Paper
Artist: Hasegawa Sadanobu I (1809-1879) Title: Red Shoki the Demon Queller Series: Renowned Dance of Seven Changes Publisher: Shohonya Seishichi Date: 1838 Dimensions: 25.7 x 38...
Hiroshige I, Original Japanese Woodblock Print, River, Ukiyo-e, Edo, Landscape
Hiroshige I, Original Japanese Woodblock Print,...
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige)
Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Prints
Paper
Artist: Ando Hiroshige I (1797–1858) Title: 34. Toyama, Funabashi in Etchu Province Series: Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke Date: circa 185...
Hiroshige I, Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Tokaido, Ukiyo-E, Edo, Landscape
Hiroshige I, Original Japanese Woodblock Print,...
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige)
Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Prints
Paper
Artist: Hiroshige I Ando (1797-1858) Title: 25. Distant Bank of Oi River Series: Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido Publisher: Hoei-do Date: circa 1833-1834 Dimensions: 36.1 x ...
You May Also Like
Utagawa Kunisada ‘Toyokuni III’, 1786-1684 Japanese Woodblock Print, 1852
Utagawa Kunisada ‘Toyokuni III’, 1786-1684 Japa...
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Antique 1850s Japanese Edo Prints
Wood, Paper
The actor Nakayama Raitsuke on stage. Woodblock print nishiki-e triptych oban. Censor and zodiac seal: year of the dragoon 1852 Very good color and impression.
Gilt Framed Utagawa Toyokuni III Japanese Woodblock Print Parchment Paper 1857
Gilt Framed Utagawa Toyokuni III Japanese Woodb...
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Antique 1850s Japanese Meiji Prints
Paint, Parchment Paper, Wood
Original Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print on parchment paper in gilt frame. Marked by Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni III (1786-1864) and dated 1857.  
Gilt Framed Utagawa Toyokuni II Geisha Japanese Woodblock Print Parchment Paper
Gilt Framed Utagawa Toyokuni II Geisha Japanese...
Utagawa Toyokuni II
Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Meiji Prints
Paint, Parchment Paper, Wood
Original Utagawa Toyokuni II Geisha Japanese woodblock print on parchment paper in gilt frame. Marked by Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni II (1777-1835) and dated circa 1810.     
Yoshikazu Utagawa Japanese Woodblock Print
Yoshikazu Utagawa Japanese Woodblock Print
Antique 1860s Japanese Edo Prints
Paper
This is a fragment (far left panel) of renowned Edo Period Japanese print maker Yoshikazu Utagawa's triptych "Foreigners' Parade in Yokohama." The whole piece can be viewed at The...
Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
$475 Sale Price
20% Off
Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
Kiyoshi Saitō
Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A richly colored and quietly composed portrait/ woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most impor...
Rare Tadashi Nakayama Japanese Woodblock Print
Rare Tadashi Nakayama Japanese Woodblock Print
Tadashi Nakayama
Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
This wonderfully designed, abstract work titled "Buffoonery" is by esteemed Japanese print maker Tadashi Nakayama. The print is pencil signed and dated 1958. A very rare and hard to ...
Kiyoshi Saito Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
$1,560 Sale Price
20% Off
Kiyoshi Saito Limited Edition Japanese Woodbloc...
Kiyoshi Saitō
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A precisely composed, darkly hued woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contempo...
Japanese Color Woodblock Print by Toyohara Chikanobu
Japanese Color Woodblock Print by Toyohara Chik...
Toyohara Chikanobu
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Prints
Paper
This Meiji-period color woodblock by Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912) depicts three elegant female courtiers in traditional dress taking refreshments. This diptych, from the issued tri...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries