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The Dragon Palace Shrine (Ryûgû gongen): Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Yorinobu, Mimasu Gennosuke I as Chiharu (above); Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Tsuna, Seki Sanjûrô II as Sadamitsu, Onoe Kikugorô III as Hidetake, Kataoka Ichizô I as Kintoki, and Ichikawa Da

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Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame No publisher's mark 改印: 極

Provenance

1949, anonymous gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Japanese, Edo period, 1832 (Tenpô 3), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #74

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban, upright diptych; 52.5 x 38 cm (20 11/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.49.23a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints