Signed: Saikōtei Shibakuni ga
Publisher: Ariwaradō Chūbei (Mark 015 - seal 04-019)
"The legend at the top states that the portrait is of the Edo actor Arashi Tokusaburō, now Arashi Kitsusaburō. The verses that follow are signed 'Rikan,' the literary name his predecessor had used. The name change and the name of the publisher with red seal appear on the script-scroll boxes at right. The orange-blossom motif, symbol of the actor, is worked into the lacquered gallery beneath the hanging make-up brushes and his pipe. Shibakuni designed a similar portrait of Kitsusaburō."
The example shown by Dean Schwaab in his Osaka Prints on page 95 has a blue ground and no publisher's seal.
Listed in Bosuton bijutsukan shozō Kamigata-e mokuroku, Kitagawa, Kansai daigaku, 2007, p. 92.