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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Iwai Kumesaburō III (岩井粂三郎) as the Buddhist nun Seigen (清玄尼)
on the left and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (市川団十郎) as Matsuwaka (松若)

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Dates: 1847,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Artist's seal: kiri in red
Publisher: Jōshuya Kinzō
(Marks 192 - 25-292)
Censors' seals: Muramatsu and Yoshimura

Related links: Waseda University - left panel; Waseda University - right panel;

Physical description:

A bijin kneeling and shyly raising her arm; flowering bush clover and a full moon behind her.

ex B. W. Robinson collection

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This may be related to the play Butai no Hana Yayoi no Irotoki (台比雪花隅色薗).

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These two panels show Iwai Kumesaburō III on the left performing opposite Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII. If the dating of these panels is correct it commemorates a performance four years before Kumesaburō was raised to the level of a tateonnagata or the highest position an onnagata can hold in the theater.