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Artist: Shunkōsai Hokushū (春好斎北洲)

Print: Ichikawa Ebijūrō I (市川鰕十郎) as Yokanpei (与勘平) from the series
A Collection of Temporary Fans (Uchiwa Tōsei Kurabe - 団扇当世競)

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Dates: 1824,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Shunkōsai Hokushū ga
春好斎北洲画
Publisher: Toshikuraya Shinbei
(Marks 539 - seal 25-553)

Related links: Waseda University; Hankyu Culture Foundation; Hankyu Culture Foundation - another copy without extra text; Lyon Collection - another copy of this print;

Physical description:

This print commemorates a performance of the play Ashiya Dōman Ōuchi Kagami (蘆屋道満大内鏡).

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Illustrated:

1) In Ōsaka Kagami 大阪鏡 by Jan van Doesburg, no. 32.

2) In Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints) Volume 1, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 1997, no. 154.

3) In color in 原色浮世絵大百科事典 (Genshoku Ukiyoe Daihyakka Jiten), vol. 9, p. 119.

This print commemorates a performance at the Horie Ichinogawa Theater from the fifth month of 1824.

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The print at the Hankyu Culture Foundation has more text on it than the one in the Lyon Collection.