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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Artist: Utagawa Kunihisa II ([二代目]歌川国久)

Print: Nakamura Fukusuke I as Tadanobu, the fox
representing the first two months of the year

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Dates: November 1859,created
Dimensions: 9.875 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu (一陽斎豊国筆)
Inset signed: Kunihisa ga (国久)
Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi (Marks 145 seal: 21-059)
Carver: Yokogawa Takejirō

Related links: Waseda University; Edo Tokyo Museum; Waseda University - the complete set; Prints of Japan;

Physical description:

Months 1 and 2 from the series, A Selection of the Twelve Months Mitate ju ni kagetsu nouchi 「見立十二ヶ月ノ内」

Inset: Shimenawa, pine branch, saké kettle, red lacquer cups

Portrait by Toyokuni III (Kunisada). Inset by Kunihisa.