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Actors Iwai Kumesaburô II as Kewaizaka no Shôshô and Onoe Kikugorô III as Soga Jûrô

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From a set of five prints showing ten actors in Soga Brothers roles, commissioned by the Hisakataya poetry club.

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「大梁亭立方 うるさけにきほふて逃る蝶/\をおはへるさまよ風の青柳」「梅隣亭松蔭 咲にほふ花のかり場の家土産にきつてほしかる梅の一枝」

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Gototei Kunisada ga 五渡亭国貞画

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1819 (Bunsei 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #122

Dimensions

Shikishiban, center sheet of triptych; 20.9 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1947

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints