Artist: Ryūsai Shigeharu (柳斎重春)

Print: Onoe Fujaku III (尾上芙寉?) as Miyagi Asojirō [宮木阿曽次郎] in Keisei Tsukushi No Tsumagoto [傾城筑紫爪琴 (?) - けいせいつくしのつまごと]

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Dates: created,1828
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Ryūsai Shigeharu ga 柳斉重春画
Publisher: Kichi (Marks U140 - seal 06-012)

Related links: Philadelphia Museum of Art - a Shigeharu diptych of this same theme with Arashi Rikan II as Miyagi Asojirō; Indianapolis Museum of Art - 1848 Toyokuni III print of Miyagi Asojirō on a boat; Prints of Japan - 1848 Kuniyoshi of this theme; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg - 1848 Kuniyoshi double portrait of Miyuki and Asojirō ;

Physical description:

This print commemorates a performance at the Onishi Theatre in 1828.

There are three other prints featuring Asojirō in the Lyon Collection: #s 239, 472 and 1341. The last one by Tamikuni shows Asojirō standing in a boat.

The kanji for the actor Onoe Fujaku is generally 尾上芙雀. Here it is 尾上芙寉, if this is correct. But the last two characters are not found anywhere, so far as we can tell.