Artist: Gigadō Ashiyuki (戯画堂芦ゆき)

Print: Nakamura Shikan II (中村芝翫) as Kumagai Naozane (熊谷直実)

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Dates: 1826,created
Dimensions: 10.5 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Gigadō Ashiyuki ga

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Physical description:

Nakamura Shikan II as the Genji general Kumagai Naozane in armor astride a black stallion on the beach wielding a war fan. Appearing in the water in Suma Bay is his enemy, the young Heike warrior Atsumori. From the play Ichinotani Futaba Gunki at the Kitahorie Theater in 5/1826.


Illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 1, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 1997, no. 252.