Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Sawamura Shozan I (澤村曙山) as an otokodate as Karigane Bunshichi
(雁金文七) from series of at least 5 actors with umbrellas

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Dates: 1864,created
Dimensions: 9.9 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions

Signed: konome ni makasete
hachijūhachisai Toyokuni ga
Publisher: Maruya Kyūshirō
(Marks 298 - seal 01-064)
Carver: Hori Chō
Combined censor and seal: aratame 1864/10?

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There is a question about the identity of this actor. According to Kabuki21 Ichikawa Sumimatsu didn't take the name Sawamura Shozan I until 11/1872, while this print dates from 1864, the year before Kunisada/Toyokuni III died. However, there is reason to believe that Shozan may have been his poetry name.

This conundrum appears to be true of another print in this series in the Lyon Collection, the one of Kawarazaki Sanshō (#300).