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Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Soga Jûrô Sukenari (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kudô Suketsune (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III (?) as Soga Gorô Tokimune (L)

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No corresponding play has been found. The censor Yoshimura retired in the third month of Kaei 2 (1849), but Ichikawa Ebizô V had not yet returned to Edo at thast time. Possibly the print was made in anticipation of a performance that never actually occurred. From an album of triptychs (plus...

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Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳(芳桐印)

Marks

Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Muramatsu 改印: 吉村、村松

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Japanese, Edo period, about 1849 (Kaei 2)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

2009.4992.4a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints