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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Nakamura Utaemon IV as (the ghost?) of Otaka Tonomo (大高主殿)
biting on a silk cloth as he performs ritual seppuku and
Nakamura Tsuruzō I as Ryōshi Ganzō (猟師鴈蔵)

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Dates: 1848,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Artist's seal: kiri (in red)
Publisher: Horimasa (彫正)
(Marks U078 - seal 25-403)

Related links: Waseda University;

Physical description:

This impression is from the late B.W. Robinson's collection. He was the author of Kuniyoshi; The Warrior Prints.

This is from a performance of the play Takagi Oriemon budojitsu roku (高木織右武実録) at the Nakamura theater in 8/1848.