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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Sawamura Chōjūrō V [沢村長十郎] as Yorikane (頼兼) slaying his lover
the courtesan Takao (高尾) played by Iwai Kumesaburō III [岩井粂三郎]

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Dates: 1849,created
Dimensions: 30.125 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print
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Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Artistls seal: kiri
Publisher: Enshūya Matabei
(Marks 057 - seal 01-031)
Censors seals: Mera and Murata

Related links: Lyon - right panel;Waseda University - left panel; Waseda University - right panel; National Museums Scotland - left-hand panel; National Museums Scotland - right-hand panel;

Physical description:

This is from a performance at the Nakamura theater in 4/1849. The play may be Date zensei sakura no iromaku (伊達旭盛桜彩幕), which is one of the plays associated with Meiboku Sendai hagi (伽羅先代萩).