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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Triptych of kabuki actors on a pleasure outing sailing by a group of performing swimmers who are themselves kabuki actors

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Dates: 1852,created
Dimensions: 29.25 in,14.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: konomi ni makasete Toyokuni ga
好まかせて豊国画
"to my own taste, Toyokuni drew this picture"
Publisher: Enshūya Hikobei
(Marks 055 - seal not listed)
Date: 5/1852
Censor seals: Hama and Magome

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

Physical description:

Waseda University identifies the figures in this triptych in the water as: (on the left panel) Ichikawa Saruzō I, Bandō Shuka I, Nakamura Kanjūrō I, and Arashi Otokichi; (middle panel) Ichikawa Danjjūrō VIII, Bandō Takesaburō I, Iwai Kumesaburōo III, Ichikawa Hirogorō, and Arashi Kangorō; (right panel) Nakayama Bungorō II. .

The figures of the swimmers are themselves the kabuki actors listed above.