The Defeat of Evil Foxes in Stories Old and New (Kokin dan akuko taiji)

「古今たん悪狐退治」 右 「古今こん悪狐退治」「八重垣姫」「後鳥羽の院」「三浦之介」「上総之介」「北条時頼」「道春」「阿部保名」「千代田稲荷大明神」「くづの葉」「阿部安成」「玄応和尚」 中 「入江長兵衛」「武智左馬之介」「忠信」「狩人」「梶原景季」「悪婦魔多羅」「芦屋道満」 左 「瀬尾しげ丸」「妖婦あぢさい」「石川悪右衛門」「天竺はんどく王」「金毛九尾」「尾さけ狐」「菜藤道三」「お竜の方」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-0429 (R), 012-0430 (C), 012-0431 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; H. 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5011.54a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Mounted in an album of 55 prints with the hand-written title “The Road to the Capital, Spring 1863” (Bunkyû san haru no miyako michi).

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)

芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Chô (on right sheet), Katada Hori Chô (on center and left sheets)

改印:亥七改
彫師:彫長 片田彫長

Credit Line

Source unidentified