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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as Musashibō Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ushiwakamaru (源牛若丸) in Shiki utsushi tosa-e no futsutsuka (四季写士佐画拙)

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Dates: 1847,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
Inscription: Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Artist's seal: kiri (in red)
Publisher: Kameya Iwakichi (Marks 203 - seal 06-009)
Censors: Mera and Murata

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Physical description:

Musashibō Benkei played by the young Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII leaping over a pikestaff. Specially commissioned for a single performance of Shiki utushi tosae no tsutamasa at the Ichimura-za on the 4th day of 11th month 1847.

ex collection B. W. Robinson, ex collection C. H. Mitchell (with note by Mitchel reading:
"Ichikawa Danjurō VIII as
Musashi-bō Benkei.
Publisher (?) Kameshima.
Censors: Murata, Mera.
Production at Sho Ichimura Theatre 1847.xi.4
(Shiki utsushi Tosa-ye no tsuTamasa)"