Artist: Utagawa Sadamasu (歌川貞升)

Print: Arashi Rikan II as Ushiwaka Saburō (牛若三郎) performing in a mitate - the title cartouche reads: 見立 牛若三郎 嵐璃寛

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Dates: 1835,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Gochōtei Sadamasu
Publisher: Tenmaya Kihei
(Marks 536 - seal 21-193)

Related links: A copy of the full tetraptych in the Lyon Collection;Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Hankyu Culture Foundation;

Physical description:

Ushiwaka (牛若), the name of the young Yoshitsune, means 'young bull' or calf. Ushi (牛) is bull, waka is young.


This is the second panel from the right of a four panel piece.

There is a complete set of these prints in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The full tetraptych is illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 3, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 2001, no. 111.