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Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Oniô Shinzaemon and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Kobayashi Asahina

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From a set of five prints showing ten actors in Soga Brothers roles, commissioned by the Hisakataya poetry club. Poem translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 307.

Inscription

Poem by Amanoya Wakashiba: Wakamizu no/ tsurube futatsu ni/ tsukisoete/ magokoro fukaki/ kurumai no tsuna Poem by Hisakataya: Hana kakaru/ tokoro o shibashi/ Ise ebi no/ hige ga tometaru/ kado no hagonoko 「天の屋若芝 若水の釣瓶ふたつに付添てまこゝろ深き車井の綱」「久堅屋 飛かゝる所をしはし伊勢海老の髭かとめたる門のはこの子」

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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

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #188; Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #122

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.1945

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

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Prints