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Artist: Shunkōsai Hokushū (春好斎北洲)

Print: Ichikawa Ebijūrō I (市川鰕十郎) as Teraoka Heiemon (寺岡平右衛門)

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Dates: 1822,created
Dimensions: 9.375 in,13.875 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print
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Signed: Shunkōsai Hokushū ga
春好斎北洲画
Publisher seal: Honya Seishichi
(Marks 123 - seal 25-527)
Co-publisher: Yamaichi (Marks U438 - seal 02-036)

Related links: Freer-Sackler Galleries; Philadelphia Museum of Art;

Physical description:

This is the left panel of a triptych depicting Ebijūrō, Utaemon III, and Matsue III. This performance of the play Ōishizuri Sakura Tanzaku must have been great as it has been depicted by artists of both Hokushū and Yoshikuni circles. This print helps commemorate a performance at the Naka Theater in 3/1822.

In Schwaab's Osaka Prints. page 86, plate 45.

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Also illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 1, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 1997, no. 122.