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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as the pirate Kezori Kuemon from the series
Modern Style Set of the Provinces in Edo Brocade
(Kōto nishiki imayō kuni zukushi - 江都錦今様国盡)

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Dates: 1852,available
Dimensions: 9.875 in,14.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
朝櫻樓国芳画
Artist's seal: kiri
Publisher: Mikawaya Kihei (Marks 326 - seal 12-047)
Date seal: 1852, 8th month
Censors' seals: Kinugasa and Murata

Related links: British Museum; Waseda University; National Diet Library;

Physical description:

"A set of at least thirty-six prints designed by Kuniyoshi in 1852 for the publisher Yamaguchiya Tōbei [and others]. Famous stories and heroes of different provinces are depicted two at a time."

Quoted from: Catalogue of the Collection of Japanese Prints - Part IV: Hiroshige and the Utagawa school, Rijksprentkabinet, 1984, p. 130.

The bottom half of this print represens Hizen province (肥前) with a woman with girls with umbrellas at the top representing Buzen province (豊前).

There is one other print from this series in the Lyon Collection. See #924. For more about this pirate go to another print in the Lyon Collection at: Kezori Kuemon