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Ōkubi-e: Double Bust portrait - Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (?) on the left;
Iwai Hanshirō V on the right

Identifier: 1828c Toyokuni II double bust 2

Within a frame decorated with flying bats a superb double bust portrait of the actors Iwai Hanshirō and Ichikawa Danjūrō as a high-ranking oiran with tortoiseshell combs and many hairpins and her client holding a razor. Rare.


Notice that the figure on the right is also wearing a fabric decorated with flying bats.

There is another print from this series in the Lyon Collection, but with a different publisher's seal. See #691.

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